|Germany Seeks US CO2 Recycling Patent|
|Tuesday - June 15, 2010|
Production of Fuel Materials Utilizing Waste Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen from Renewable Resources
Add Germany's engineering giant, Siemens, to the list of corporations that recognizes Carbon Dioxide - as arises in a small way, relative to natural sources of emission such as volcanism, from our varied and productive uses of Coal - for what it really is: A valuable raw material resource which can be productively and profitably reclaimed and recycled.
First, by way of introduction, according to their corporate web site, Siemens AG is Europe's largest engineering conglomerate; and, is headquartered in Germany, with three main business sectors: Industry, Energy and Healthcare; and, a total of 15 business divisions. Worldwide, they and their subsidiaries employ approximately 420,800 people.
Among those nearly half-million employees are a few bright ones, at least, who realize the potential inherent in freely-available Carbon Dioxide.
Comment follows excerpts from the attached file of and enclosed link to:
"US Patent Application 2009/0289227A1 - Production of Fuel Utilizing Waste Carbon Dioxide
Publication Date: November, 2009
Inventor: Bruce Rising, Florida
Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, Germany
Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for utilizing CO2 waste comprising recovering carbon dioxide from an industrial process that produces a waste stream comprising carbon dioxide ... .
The method further includes producing hydrogen using a renewable energy resource and producing a hydrocarbon material utilizing the produced hydrogen and the recovered carbon dioxide.
Description: In one aspect ... the present invention provides a novel, efficient and economical method and system for producing ... methane, methanol, syngas, gasoline products and/or other fuel materials from carbon dioxide recovered from carbon dioxide-containing waste streams."