Vinny da Geek (desertwolf) wrote,
Vinny da Geek
desertwolf

if only my cynical heart could believe it to work as advertised

Anything into Oil: Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year.

...Unlike other solid-to-liquid-fuel processes such as cornstarch into ethanol, this one will accept almost any carbon-based feedstock. If a 175-pound man fell into one end, he would come out the other end as 38 pounds of oil, 7 pounds of gas, and 7 pounds of minerals, as well as 123 pounds of sterilized water. While no one plans to put people into a thermal depolymerization machine, an intimate human creation could become a prime feedstock. "There is no reason why we can't turn sewage, including human excrement, into a glorious oil," says engineer Terry Adams, a project consultant. So the city of Philadelphia is in discussion with Changing World Technologies to begin doing exactly that. - full article at Discover.com


If the big full-scale facility works like the smaller one then this technology is a big win. Reason for us to stay out of the Middle East (won't need as much pesky blood-money oil), reducing the need for landfill space, and, giving myself a reason to pat myself on the back for going potty (I'm a fuel source producer!) :oÞ
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