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it still better make the same noise as a petrol did! if it makes a crappy noise I'm going to be pissed

i still want to listen to this!


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Originally Posted by Cryptedvick View Post
Jesus Christ!
Thats totally absurd!
And I thought that fuel was extremely expensive in my country at 6.1 dollars a gallon for the good diesel fuel. ($6.4 for top gasoline)
...but then again, the minimum wage is $215.
Welcome to Britain! lol
    
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1.50, that is crap. I might be 33 years old, but when I turned 16 in 1993, my first tank of gas cost $0.87 a gallon. Make it where it is at that cost again, and I will care.
You've heard of this thing called inflation right? Adjusting for inflation, $1.50 today was $0.99 in 1993. That's not much of a change. Additionally, I'd gladly pay a few extra cents per gallon to have no carbon emissions.
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It doesn't say anything about how well they can scale the production method -- hopefully they'll be able to produce it en masse.
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I wish they'd just get on with the production instead of talking about "breakthroughs" and then never publishing anything in regards to any progress ever again.
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I wish they'd just get on with the production instead of talking about "breakthroughs" and then never publishing anything in regards to any progress ever again.
That's because these inventors get bought up by big oil and big auto and they disappear.
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Wait...hold on here....No carbon emissions?


I don't know what these guys are smoking but any time you burn something you get carbon emissions. So unless they've found a way to make a gasoline that, when burned in a standard engine, just sends the CO2 produced into the ether, it's full of -beep-.
As I noted in an earlier post, this isn't a hydrocarbon or some kind of biofuel, this is just a novel way of storing hydrogen. This is a quote from the home page of the company

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Cella Energy Ltd makes safe, low-cost hydrogen storage materials. Our materials use nano-structuring to safely encapsulate hydrogen at ambient temperatures and pressures. This sidesteps the requirement for an expensive hydrogen infrastructure.
Source

So the fuel is just hydrogen for either internal combustion (which bmw has shown to work well) or for fuel cells. And it being hydrogen, it's burned with oxygen making water.

The problem with their claim is that you still need to extract the hydrogen from something which is still a problem; even if they have the storage and transport problem solved.
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post #37 of 87
good thing it was top secret. if anything, i seriously think petrol companies would have tried to pull a Keannu Reeves "Chain Reaction" stunt IRL to halt the development of cheaper oil.
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Alright, now we can burn coal to run the plants that make this fuel.
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Our government wont go for this. Tbey make too much money off of has tax as it is.
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I can't prove it, but I know it.

IT WON'T HAPPEN....


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