Oil From Anything
from the backup? dept
Somoene who prefers to be anonymous writes "Blood for Oil! Technological savvy could turn 600 million tons of turkey guts and other waste into 4 billion barrels of light Texas crude each year." While the idea of a literal transformation of blood into oil is amusing considering current world events, this one sets off all sorts of "wait just a second..." alarms in my head. It reads like a scam in so many ways, but if it's true, then it would be pretty impressive. The folks working on it say we could solve a bunch of problems at once: taking a lot of our waste material that is already filling up landfills and turning it into oil used to produce energy. They even claim (though, this argument is a bit more convoluted) that it would reduce global warming by keeping the level of carbon in the atmosphere stable. I'll wait and let those who have more knowledge of things like thermal depolymerization processes have their say.