United States Patent Application: 0130190165

We're introducing herein a topic and subject related to the productive use and consumption of Coal Ash that we'll only be addressing sporadically, if at all, in the future.

And, we'll have to use a pretty broad brush to cover it, both because of our own personal insufficiencies and because we suspect that the issue is not well known, if at all, among even construction professionals.

United States Patent Application: 0120043219

Herein, we provide further confirmation of the fact, that, Carbon Dioxide, as it is co-produced in a small way, relative to some natural sources of emission, such as the Earth's inexorable processes of planetary volcanism, from our economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant and truly affordable electric power, can be, we assert should be, seen and treated as a valuable raw material resource.

We remind you of our previous reports concerning the process of "syntrolysis"; that is, the co-electrolysis of Carbon Dioxide and Steam, H2O, which results in the production, in addition to byproduct Oxygen, of a blend of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen; which CO and H2 comprise a synthesis gas, or syngas, suitable for catalytic chemical condensation, as via the long-known Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, into both liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons.

United States Patent: 6387337

Keep in mind that Carbon Dioxide, as is co-produced in relatively small amounts, compared to some natural sources of CO2 emissions, such as the Earth's inexorable processes of planetary volcanism, from our economically essential use of Coal in the generation of abundant and reliable, and affordable, electricity, can be and should be treated as a valuable raw material resource.

Audi’s New e-gas Plant Comes Online

As of June 25, 2013, the well-known German automaker, Audi, at a brand-new factory, is using renewable, environmental energy to convert Carbon Dioxide into substitute natural gas Methane.

As heralded in excerpts from the above link to the brief news release:

"June 25, 2013: Audi’s revolutionary e-gas plant, first announced in May, 2011, has finally come online. The plant can create a variety of energy sources including pure electricity, hydrogen or a synthetic gas similar to natural gas which Audi calls e-gas. The plant, located in Werlte, Germany, will produce about 1,000 metric tons of e-gas per year, chemically binding some 2,800 metric tons of CO2. That's roughly as much a forest of over 220,000 beech trees absorbs in a year. Water and oxygen are the only by-products".

United States Patent Application: 0130199937

Our headline on this dispatch is, in some respects, misleading. It is certainly too narrow. The technology disclosed herein, as we will see, involves quite a lot more than the conversion of CO2 into just "Ethanol".

By way of recap, we've so far provided you with numerous reports documenting the development of an integrated body of Carbon Dioxide chemical recycling technologies; which development, as seen for one example in:

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