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Polish scientists synthesise fuel from CO2 and water


Eagle20 16 | 119  
1 Feb 2009 /  #1
This will be an interesting story to follow.

"A team of chemists from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) in the mid-eastern city of Lublin have come up with an idea of an ecological fuel to be produced from carbon dioxide and water."

polishmarket.com.pl/document/:19071?lang=PL
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Feb 2009 /  #2
That will be me then tomorow....tipping a bottle of fizzy pop in the Range rover.....got to be cheaper than benzine.....
szkotja2007 27 | 1,499  
1 Feb 2009 /  #3
I put Mentos and Coke into mine :-)
dtaylor 9 | 823  
1 Feb 2009 /  #4
There's a team in New Mexico who have made petrol from thin air. Just watched it on BBC 2.
Prince 15 | 590  
1 Feb 2009 /  #5
It is good news
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
1 Feb 2009 /  #6
I think Mythbusters did something similar in America some time ago. Or fuel from ants :)
wildrover 98 | 4,451  
1 Feb 2009 /  #7
Or fuel from ants

I don,t mind buying fuel from ants....do they sell it cheaper then....?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Feb 2009 /  #8
It depends what nationality the ants are ;)
ukpolska  
4 Feb 2009 /  #9
What is really sad here is that one of the reasons for releasing this press statement is a desperate attempt by the University to gain funding from the Government as they have serious financial problems at the moment. The other reason is that there is an industrial dispute at the University at the moment where they want to privatise all the cleaning services and this press release is meant as a smoke screen.

They stand no chance of developing this project and all credit will go to an American University who have unlimited funding and will finalise the project within two years. What a shame because this University has developed many innovative projects over the last five years, one being the fly-by-wire technology that was funded as part of the agreement to purchase the F-16 fighters from the US. They developed the most advanced systems in the world for these fighters and then the US reneged on the agreement and withdrew the funding, leaving the Polish F-16 fighters with substandard systems that are miles behind their US counterparts.

Just another example of Poland taking it up the dupa from the US.
scorpio 20 | 188  
7 Jul 2009 /  #10
What is really sad here is that one of the reasons for releasing this press statement is a desperate attempt by the University to gain funding from the Government as they have serious financial problems at the moment. The other reason is that there is an industrial dispute at the University at the moment where they want to privatise all the cleaning services and this press release is meant as a smoke screen.

They stand no chance of developing this project and all credit will go to an American University who have unlimited funding and will finalise the project within two years.

I recently read about this innovation in a Warsaw Business Journal article, referring to this previously mentioned project in Polish Market Online. It seems like the 'idea' has become a 'reality'. Sounds really big.

Now, can someone please tell me, if this is in fact a real discovery, then how come it hasn't made international headlines yet? I searched all over the place on 'Google', and still came up with nothing.
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
7 Jul 2009 /  #11
Now, can someone please tell me, if this is in fact a real discovery, then how come it hasn't made international headlines yet?

Because the discovery wasn't made where all discoveries are made - US of A :)
Btw. Americans have been working on this technology too, but Professor Nazimek's team got there first.

Seriously though, it will take some more research and testing before the discovery. If it flies than we'll be seeing major changes not only at the gas stations but in the entire geopolitics. After all we don't need as much oil to produce plastics as to power our vehicles.

If their method was applied on a commercial scale, it could allow the production of methanol at 3 cents per liter (or US$0.11 per gallon)
Jihozapad  
7 Jul 2009 /  #12
If their method was applied on a commercial scale, it could allow the production of methanol at 3 cents per liter

Here in the UK, I'm sure that ZaNuLabour would find a way of taxing it to make it cost 20p/litre ;)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
7 Jul 2009 /  #13
Why so little?
Where I live they talked us into saving water so we can save the environment and our hard earned dollar. Most decided water they lawns less frequently, some bought rain barrels

Now the city is telling us there will be a $175/year surcharge because the water/sewer facilities do not get enough money from users :)
Jihozapad  
7 Jul 2009 /  #14
Why so little?

Oi! Don't encourage them! lol :)

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