[ RadSafe ] Fission Future
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Sat Aug 16 01:14:15 CDT 2014
Oil and gas reserve is estimated on current technology. With the dramatic
improvement in the technologies these reserve numbers became obsolete. For
example, thin oil fields became feasible upon the development of horizontal
well drilling. furthermore, improving the oil extraction efficiency of the
oil field changed the reserve numbers as well.
Certainly, energy resources (despite of what type this resource is) is the
key of human future once we consider better environmental protection (that
is to say coal needs further technology treatment or burning technology).
Nuclear as always faces public radio-phobia and that cultural issue needs
to be addressed properly (and not to be utilized as a political agenda as
well as environmental issue). We had Fukushima but it was not as strong as
Merkleshima on the nuclear energy. Nuclear proliferation is another major
concern that faces the energy future which will not be solved by words but
rather by improving the designs and insuring Independence.
So far renewable energy (in particular solar and wind) still used as a
romantic energy source against the common sources but yet needs more
technological attentions to improve their contribution and environmental i
On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM, Dan McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com>
> 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
> Dan W McCarn, Geologist
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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
> > our fossil fuels (oil, natural gas
> > etc.) will only last another 50 to 100 years or so. I expect this is
> > news. Perhaps quite soon, we should start to build another generation
> > 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
> > 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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