[ RadSafe ] Fission Future

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 23:50:07 CDT 2014

Thinking out loud...

1) In Situ conversion of Oil Shale (kerogenous marlstones) is feasible, but
would have a large CO2 footprint
2) Research is underway for conversion of algae to petroleum
3) Coal Bed Methane is commercial
4) Through horizontal drilling technology, methane production of marine
shales is underway
5) Seabed methane hydrate deposits are probable
6) Biomatter methane recovery is doable in landfills

Doubling of uranium production is certainly feasible with present
technologies given an appropriate price structure.

Dan ii

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On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at 1:50 PM, <JPreisig at aol.com> wrote:

> Radsafe,
>      A while ago, Andy Karam gave some references to  support the idea that
> our fossil fuels (oil, natural gas
> etc.) will only last another 50 to 100 years or so.  I expect this is  bad
> news.  Perhaps quite soon, we should start to build another generation  of
> fission reactors, with perhaps even a doubling or tripling of their
> number.
> We should start to do this in the next 20 to 40 years.  Of course,  these
> reactors should be built in geologically stable regions of the  world.
>     Methane may also be another source of energy for the  future.  I wonder
> what Oliphant had to say about the future of  fusion.???
>     Perhaps we can manufacture oil, natural gas, etc. in  some volumes by
> burying crop or other leftover biomatter in landfills covered by  Earth
> mounds.  Perhaps it would take too long to make oil, natural gas,  coal
> etc. in
> this manner.  Any info. on this, Mr. McCarn???
>     Joe Preisig
> .
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