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Meanwhile in other news, "Ener1 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday 1/26/12" "Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received a $118 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department in 2009, and Vice President Joe Biden visited the company's new battery plant in Indiana last year". The chickens are coming home to roost. This comment on Ener1 is centered on the subtle censorship that is taking place on this web site. The sad truth about electric cars is that we have not yet achieved the energy densities (and range) that are equal to my old gasoline powered 1963 VW Beetle. I pray that the day comes when electric cars will be cheaper to build and operate than gasoline powered cars. When that day comes I will expand my solar PV array so as to accommodate the kilowatt hours required to meet my family’s total annual energy demand. On that day I will shed the shackles of big oil and big electric (FP&L) distributive monopolies. In the mean time we need the good and bad truth about electric powered cars. We need to achieve this goal of personal energy independence without political intervention just as data processing was liberated from IBM and in a similar way that the internet was made virtually free.
Meanwhile in other news, "Ener1 filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday" "Ener1 subsidiary EnerDel received a $118 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department in 2009, and Vice President Joe Biden visited the company's new battery plant in Indiana last year". The chickens are coming home to roost.
That is because we were worried about global cooling back then and only political intervention would save us from freezing to death See “The Cooling World”, Newsweek, April 28, 1975 by PETER GWYNNE
What, no comments on the ramifications of MOF on the refrigeration industry?? There are companies out in the real world that are attempting to use MOFs in such a way as to completely disrupt the status quo of vapor compression type refrigeration. The process that we use in 99% of the refrigeration systems today was discovered about 60 years before the end of the Civil War(over 200 years ago). Adsorption refrigeration systems will be using MOFs and the waste heat recovery of combined heat power configurations in “tri-generation” systems. The overall distributed energy production efficiencies of these trigen systems will be about two and a half times greater than the efficiency of today’s electricity delivery process.
On a personal note, I too have too much dissolved methane in my digestive system. Just ask my wife and kids.
For the next few years I may be spending about $4,500/yr on gas and oil for my gas guzzling Hyundai (26 mpg). The net cost of this LiFe might be about $28,000 (after sales tax and rebate). The payback on this endeavor would be a bit over 6 years, 3 months with a return on investment of about 16%. I should buy one for my wife since her birthday is on September ,11th and a friend of ours was murdered in the second WTC tower on 9-11-01. Our friend Chris G. left behind a wife and two sons (now 14 & 12). Energy independence is "Personal”.
There are also over 3,000 active landfills in the U.S. many of which are flaring their methane or have inefficient methane collection systems. This gas has its host of issues and does require pretreatment however it is still wasted energy that can be converted to oil feed stock at a local (distributive power generation) level. There are also over 60,000 dairy farms of various sizes that could benefit from this technology if the components were skid mounted, modular and scalable. This methane is much cleaner and requires less pretreatment. There is your market now let’s get to work. I have 5 rather large potential clients that could use this technology now. This could make us rich and help us move up into higher tax brackets.
Does anyone know what is better than the Smart Grid? No Grid ! Think about it.
“Test results will illustrate the capability of the concept, particularly its compactness, efficiency and scalability to larger systems. Future plans call for commercialization of the technology and development of an industrial demonstration plant at 10 MW of electricity.” Why the focus on larger systems and not smaller compact 30kw units. Are we forgetting about distributive power. What is wrong with putting power production directly in the hand (and control) of the individual end user. Does anyone remember how data processing was delivered in the 60s and early 70s. Back then we had “big IBM” and it was not until the advent of desk top PC’s (and Mac’s) that we had the freedom to make our lives/society better. The same case & history can be considered for how we communicate. Going from large centralization to decentralization is usually more – better – faster.
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Mar 6, 2011