United States Patent: 8933135

You know, we - - all of us, each and every American citizen, regardless of our individual thoughts and opinions about the effects of Carbon Dioxide on the environment and about whether or not our economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant and affordable electric power contributes meaningful amounts of CO2 to the atmosphere - - are just, simply, being cheated.

Carbon Dioxide, as it is co-produced in a small way - - relative to some all-natural and un-taxable sources of it's emission, such as the Earth's inexorable processes of planetary volcanism - - by that economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant and affordable electricity, is a valuable resource.

United States Patent Application: 0140178270

Paul Sabatier, of France, as we've documented several times, demonstrated more than one century ago that we can synthesize - with, as Sabatier himself put it in his 1912 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, "the greatest ease" - substitute natural gas Methane by using, as the key raw material, Carbon Dioxide.

Over certain metal catalysts - - Sabatier employed nickel, but some other metals will work as well, and perhaps even better - - Carbon Dioxide, as recovered from whatever handy source, will react with elemental, molecular Hydrogen to yield Methane and water.

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Carbon Dioxide - - as it is co-produced in only a small way, relative to some all-natural and un-taxable sources it's emission, such as the Earth's inexorable processes of planetary volcanism, by our economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant, reliable and affordable electric power - - is a valuable raw material resource.

http://www.osti.gov/scitech/biblio/1164221

Coal can be efficiently converted into synthetic petroleum-type liquid hydrocarbon fuels - - and, any Carbon Dioxide emitted by such a process can be captured and as well be converted, via an initial synthesis of fuel alcohol Methanol, in a process of "artificial photosynthesis", into synthetic petroleum-type liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

Those facts have now been established and formally reported to the United States Department of Energy by the University of Texas at Arlington, "UTA", although that might not be made perfectly clear by the document we bring to you herein.

United States Patent: 8840772

Any further debate about the dangers of Carbon Dioxide accumulating in our atmosphere as a result of our economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant, affordable and reliable electric power can now be considered, at best, a tiresome distraction.

Perhaps the best way to view such debate, such protest against Coal, is as an echo of history, the reverberation of an old tune that will eventually fade away as a new, and happier, choir begins to sing. 


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