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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 22, 2013 - 03:50pm PT
From biomass to biofuel to biochar, Cool Planet is addressing climate change by transforming the fuel production process. They have developed a carbon negative fuel cycle that permanently removes CO2 from the atmosphere by sequestering it in biochar, which is an amazing soil amendment for agriculture.
http://www.coolplanet.com/home
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wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 22, 2013 - 04:27pm PT
From Vermont to Ithaca to Buffalo,Bio Fuels and their production are taking off,there are plenty of jobs within that cycle.Carbon neutrality is possible,and it is not expensive.
True Progressives over here,not weekend liberals.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Mar 26, 2013 - 11:22am PT
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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 3, 2013 - 07:43am PT
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pyro

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
http://www.gizmag.com/piezoelectric-road-harvests-traffic-energy-to-generate-electricity/10568/
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 03:34pm PT
The future could be so awesome!

The operative word being "could" not "will".
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Apr 3, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Apr 3, 2013 - 06:19pm PT
That's what I love about SuperTopo - when polemics fail name-calling is the option of first resort.

Are you suggesting guyman presented something resembling an argument?

Keep up the good work philo. Some cools stuff here... followed by some ignorant meaningless drivel from close minded fools.

Funny Canadians, from Reilly eh
MisterE

Social climber
Apr 3, 2013 - 08:32pm PT
Well I, for one, am glad the angry, bitter seasonal Philo is gone...

until next winter.
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Apr 20, 2013 - 01:14pm PT


"The future could be so awesome!"...



It COULD be...






































I suppose it depends on ones perspective...
































































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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 8, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
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TREED

Trad climber
Gunks
Jul 8, 2013 - 09:00pm PT
Yeah.....but..........soldiers and war biz peeps can't eat solar.
mountainlion

Trad climber
California
Jul 9, 2013 - 01:16pm PT
what's will all the negative waves baby---donald sutherland "kelly's heroes"

TGT BOOKWORM RON RICK get behind progress PLEASE...like my dad used to say don't give me more reasons why you can't do something instead give me one reason why you CAN DO SOMETHING (go SOLAR, GEOTHERMAL, TIDAL, WIND, ALGEA---ANYTHING BUT FOSSIL FUEL----FOR OUR FUTURE!!!!)

Great thread PHILO!!!
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 13, 2013 - 01:34pm PT
http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/10/smart-cement-tells-smog-hit-road


A smog-eating street in the Netherlands: Dirty air, beware! (Photo: Science Direct/Los Angeles Times)
The eco-makeover of urban surfaces continues. First came white roofs. Then so-called cool pavement. And now smog-eating concrete.

Yup, sidewalks with a taste for filthy air.

Eindhoven University of Technology scientists have installed air-purifying cement onto a city block in Hengelo, Netherlands, and published the results, which found that it reduced nitrogen oxide air pollution up to 45 percent in ideal weather conditions. This is an average reduction of 19 percent each day.

The concrete, dubbed “photocatalytic,” is made with run-of-the-mill cement sprayed with a chemical—titanium oxide—that neutralizes air pollutants, the researchers’ abstract states.

“[The concrete] could be a very feasible solution for inner city areas where they have a problem with air pollution,” said researcher Jos Brouwers in 2010 to CNN, when the pavement was in its early stages.

So, what’s the world waiting for? Why aren’t urban jungles with smog problems—we’re especially looking at you, Beijing—not jackhammering every piece of old-school pavement and pouring the new stuff?

Well, like most public work projects, it all comes down to cost. Titanium dioxide pavement is simply more expensive than your grandfather’s cement.

But, with further product tinkering and price–reduction, air-scrubbing pavement could be the stomping ground of the future.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 13, 2013 - 03:31pm PT
Whatever Dude....


That made me laugh!



Great thread philo, excellent content...
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 16, 2013 - 11:35pm PT
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philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:41pm PT
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gonzo chemist

climber
Fort Collins, CO
Jul 22, 2013 - 12:55pm PT
I think I've probably posted this video before. However, I really like it so I'm going to post it here as well. It provides a bit of perspective on energy use, as well as a one potential solution. Basically, using PVs to split water (for storage as molecular hydrogen and oxygen) so that it can be recombined later with a fuel cell.

His group has nearly solved one part of this overall "equation" to make this a viable option. More research needs to be done into safe, long term hydrogen storage, as well as more efficient fuel cells.

Discalimer: Don't be turned off by Professor Nocera's slightly condescending demeanor; its a little annoying. However, his message is pretty powerful.



philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 23, 2013 - 02:17pm PT
Jay Leno gives his nod of approval for the awesome Tesla S.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoFVO31CbE0


And the "head in the tar sands" nay sayers said it would never be built.
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