DailyDirt: Reducing Carbon Dioxide

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We've discussed carbon dioxide before, and there are plenty of other places that talk about the doom and gloom of what happens when CO2 levels increase in the atmosphere. But there are also a bunch of people figuring out ways to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and monitor what effects anthropogenic carbon dioxide actually has on our planet. Check out a few of these projects that could help keep carbon dioxide emissions in check. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for stocking stuffers and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: atmospheric pollution, carbon dioxide, cement, climate change, co2, concrete, energy, greenhouse gas, hydrogen economy, methane cracking
Companies: calera, carbon sciences


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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Dec 2015 @ 6:24pm

    why isn't the waste from burning hydrogen a problem?

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    Socrates, 7 Dec 2015 @ 9:26pm

    The "hydrogen economy" is a lie

    and the "hydrogen economy" has always been a lie! Those who derailed California Air Resources Board, those who crushed the electric cars of the 90's, those who bought the Ni-MH technology and shelved it for cars, is the same ones who peddle the "hydrogen economy".

    If it would work it would be instantly sabotaged.

    Battery electric cars exist today, is much cheaper to make, cheaper to maintain, can be charged at home and anywhere else with an electric outlet, and is much cheaper to operate than hydrogen. Converting electicity to hydrogen and back looses 75% of the energy, and costs extra money.

    Ethanol compatible cars exist today, as any gasoline car on the planet is ethanol compatible! They are cheaper to produce, and cheaper to maintain. Ethanol have better octane numbers than gasoline and have much better range than hydrogen. And biological ethanol is cheaper to produce than biological ethanol. And biological ethanol for cars is produced, and used, in large scale, in large parts of the world today!

    I recommend to not propagate the hydrogen lie, it is a diversion.

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Dec 2015 @ 11:24pm

    they do not want sheepple splitting water into Hydrogen in their basement via cavitation, or something
    what they want is to keep this strange religion were you go to the pump to refuel
    either oil, gas, hydrogen, alcohol, batteries, whatever
    but they want to keep the business as it is

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    Anonymous Coward, 7 Dec 2015 @ 11:28pm

    did Al Gore just buy techdirt? how much?

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    OGquaker, 8 Dec 2015 @ 3:32am

    NO CO2

    Gore's wind farm, our bread-basket Mid-west, is loaded with potential (pun intended).

    Take Al's wind, extract DC (not must-use-now AC electricity with 250 billion dollars in transmission lines) add a little water and air (20% N on a good day) and you have an easily transportable liquid fuel, and dump your waste product (O) into the sky or whatever.

    We bought six billion gallons of the stuff last year, pipelines run between states. 400 retail outlets in Iowa, handles just like Propane @100psi, not @10,000psi hydrogen.

    Bio-hazard is trivial; lighter than air, humans make a lot of it for pee, smells like rabbits.

    Some kid drove his S10 P.U.truck across the country on NH3 in 2008, Belgians were driving their bus' in WWII, the X-15 rocket burned NH3.

    Farmer's buy NH3 from offshore suppliers now at $300-700/ton, why not make it on the farm, just like Ford built his tractor to run on mash & Rockefeller invented the Eighteenth Amendment!

    DuPont & GM trashed ammonia (think Servel) in America's newspapers so they could sell short-lived Frigidaire and bio-toxic 'Freon'. My ammonia refrigerator runs great, built in 1950. Want cancer and explosions? Try gasoline.

    And, refiners sell you any dam "gasoline" carbon molecule that's convenient depending on the spot price of jet-fuel & asphalt & Diesel & kerosene & roofing tar & HDPE or Styrene, NOTHING CAN BE LEFT OVER.
    Thus tuning your IC engine is impossible if your fuel is any carbon trash from any well on earth.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Dec 2015 @ 5:29am

    So - there is no better term than "burn" to describe two hydrogen combining with one oxygen, producing heat and water vapor?

    Really?

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    CrushU, 9 Dec 2015 @ 2:40pm

    Measuring CO2...

    If you thought satellite data collection was the answer, you get partial credit, but atmosphere-sampling research planes and special air-collecting helium balloon equipment will likely also be used to try to accurately measure CO2 production with geographic variation.


    This just in: Countries that fly atmosphere-sampling research planes have more CO2 production than countries that don't! We are unsure at this time why this is...

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