Oil and The Iraq War

If the Iraq war had ended within 18 months, as the supporters of the war believed it would, then the Bush Presidency might have been honored as visionary. But, that did not happen. Perhaps if the Vietnam War had ended successfully within a year or two, then-President Johnson would be considered a hero and a … Read more

Soil Carbon

Not all carbon in biomass is recycled back to the atmosphere. Forest fires and brush fires leave charcoal (biochar) behind. It takes years for biochar to oxidize when exposed directly to the atmosphere. And, when biochar becomes buried beneath the surface of the earth (soil carbon) it can take centuries, or millennia, to oxidize. Biochar … Read more

Sustainable Clean Energy Future

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Environmental extremists confuse energy … Read more

Gasification Technology – Page 6

FUTURE TECHNOLOGY Molten Metal Gasification: An emerging new design of gasifiers is the Molten Metal Gasifier. A number of different designs are in the early stages of development but the basic concept is that instead of using a formed gasifying chamber where the reactions occur in suspension, the feedstocks are gasified in a molten bath of … Read more

American Fuels

The U.S. economy has become dangerously dependent on foreign oil.  57% of all oil consumed in the U.S. is imported.  70% of all oil consumed in the U.S. is used for transportation. “The U.S. transportation sector consumes about 220 billion gallons of liquid hydrocarbon fuel per year. Energy use in the transportation sector is primarily … Read more