DOD study and project moving to shale oil fuel extraction
by charlesvsi - 5/4/07 9:12 AM
In Reply to: Electric Future ( with Butanol and Biodiesel for antiques) by albizzia
There is a DOD powerpoint presentation that shows their progress toward developing one fuel instead of the 7 different grades now purchased, stocked, transported, distributed etc. to support our military vehicles. Their studies show that there is one US shale oil field that alone will be able to replace all non US petroleum needs for a long time.
Major oil companies are working on extraction and processing this source which makes a fuel with no sulfer and no CO2 fuel. By products of the extraction and production process are electricity and Hydrogen. Watch for more news about it in the future.
Personal opinion, after the first Hydrogen tank explosion that wipes out a neighborhood, that fuel for vehicles will be a dead duck. Propane has the same problems and has found a good market, but nobody puts a propane tank in a vehicle on the highway for a good reason.