United States Patent: 8461216

As can be learned via the New York Times' interactive reportage utility, "Documents: Federal Officials Quietly Question Shale Gas":

Documents: Federal Officials Quietly Question Shale Gas - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com;

we might not have nearly as much natural gas available to us on a genuinely economical basis as the shale gas industry, and their more uncritical aficionados in our public press, would prefer to have us believe.

United States Patent: 8444844

In our fairly recent report:

West Virginia Coal Association | New Jersey Improves CO2 Recycling Technology | Research & Development;

we included information concerning, among other things:

"United States Patent Application 0130116474 - Electrochemical Co-Production of a Glycol and an Alkene Employing Recycled Halide; Date: May 9, 2013; Inventors: Kyle Teamey, et. al.; Assignee: Liquid Light, Inc.; Abstract: The present disclosure is a method and system for electrochemically co-producing a first product and a second product. The system may include a first electrochemical cell, a first reactor, a second electrochemical cell, at least one second reactor, and at least one third reactor. The method and system for co-producing a first product and a second product may include co-producing a glycol and an alkene employing a recycled halide".

United States Patent: 8308983

As we've noted previously, there exists in the published literature a vast amount of information concerning the ways and means by which a gaseous blend of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen can be chemically reacted over a catalyst, and be made thereby to synthesize gaseous and liquid, and even solid, hydrocarbons.

http://solutions.bayertechnology.com/fileadmin/user_upload/sat_pages/technologyImpulse/articles/A-Dream-Comes-True.pdf

You know, as we've documented in a number of previous reports, such as, for just several examples:

West Virginia Coal Association | Bayer Corporation Promotes Carbon Dioxide Recycling | Research & Development; concerning and article published in The Bayer Scientific Magazine"'Three atoms for a clean future'; CO2 destined to become a valuable raw material for innovative substances. Oil is becoming increasingly scarce, and carbon dioxide an ever greater problem for the world’s climate. For this reason, chemists are constantly on the lookout for new ways to replace fossil raw materials and make good use of the greenhouse gas. Together with a group of partners, Bayer researchers are making good progress in this direction, and have found a way to incorporate CO2 into the molecular structure of polyurethanes, thus saving oil"; and:

 

United States Patent Application: 0120328505

We introduce to you herein a concept, and a terminology, that for a long time eluded us; and, to a large extent, still does.

If any of the half-dozen or so United States Coal Country journalists who are the primary addressees of these dispatches ever become motivated enough to simply ask their kid's high school chemistry teacher for an explanation, we're certain the matter could be easily exposed and described to you, the United States Coal Country public, in understandable terms.

That, inexplicably, seems now an unlikely eventuality, and, for sad reasons we won't belabor you with, that simple option is not available to us. So, we'll do our best to muddle through it all, and ask for your patience as we attempt to do so.


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