Re: Methane and other winds (was Re: alternatives to big oil andifthey can ...

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Fri Feb 04 2000 - 14:06:17 MST writes:

> Methane-would not necessarilly be the fuel for your engine or fuel cell-but
> merely the source, i.e. fuels derived from methane. Wind Power has been a

Conversions are expensive. Methane is ideal for homes, since most are
already connected to natural gas infrastructure.

Methane is piss-poor in cars, since requiring either cryogenic or
high-pressure storage, both of it nonviable. Methanol made from
methane (via the synthesis gas route) or hydrogen (buckytube or
hydride-absorbed) would make more sense there.

> decent success in europe and is making Pacific Gas and Electric some real
> valuta. Would that it were true for Drexlerian blacktop roads using nano to
> illuminate civilization, or or Uncle Arthur's Zero-point energy, in a can.
> Sigh!

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