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youngdan
27-01-2011, 07:07 AM
http://www.gizmag.com/breakthrough-promises-150-per-gallon-synthetic-gasoline-with-no-carbon-emissions/17687/


There ye go, forget about the wind

Skrimshander
27-01-2011, 08:54 AM
sounds great....
are the miles per gallon comparible with regular petrol?

Binn Beal
27-01-2011, 09:03 AM
What's a gallon and how much is that in guineas?

culmore
27-01-2011, 09:05 AM
Blame it all on enda

A new lovers arrival
27-01-2011, 09:41 AM
This would be fantastic news if it worked out. From the savings made by a cheaper fuel source, the government could increase tax on fuel to fund extra services like education/health etc.

Lets hope these arent another bunch of snake oil salesmen.

C. Flower
27-01-2011, 09:45 AM
http://www.gizmag.com/breakthrough-promises-150-per-gallon-synthetic-gasoline-with-no-carbon-emissions/17687/


There ye go, forget about the wind

Hydrogen, and hi tech. Hi tech is rarely cheap.





According to Stephen Voller CEO at Cella Energy, the technology was developed using advanced materials science, taking high energy materials and encapsulating them using a nanostructuring technique called coaxial electrospraying.

“We have developed new micro-beads that can be used in an existing gasoline or petrol vehicle to replace oil-based fuels,” said Voller. “Early indications are that the micro-beads can be used in existing vehicles without engine modification.”
“The materials are hydrogen-based, and so when used produce no carbon emissions at the point of use, in a similar way to electric vehicles”, said Voller.

The technology has been developed over a four-year top secret programme at the prestigious Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford, UK.
The development team is led by Professor Stephen Bennington in collaboration with scientists from University College London and Oxford University.

Professor Bennington, Chief Scientific Officer at Cella Energy said, “our technology is based on materials called complex hydrides that contain hydrogen. When encapsulated using our unique patented process, they are safer to handle than regular gasoline.”

TotalMayhem
27-01-2011, 10:00 AM
High tech, top secret programme, prestigeous laboratory... sounds like these snake-oil sellers you'll hear on the telly after midnight ;)

While it may have reduced or no carbon emissions and higher efficiency (syntethic is known for that), the article doesn't tell whether there are any carbon emmissions from the production process. Also, all syntethic fuels to date were based on liquid coal.

So, until we know a little bit more i'll be sceptical.

Dan, have you invested in Cella Energy stocks? Are they soaring?

moss
27-01-2011, 02:45 PM
Blame it all on enda


We could, if we could find him.

Rich
27-01-2011, 02:52 PM
I wonder do they have any connection to this crowd (http://www.steorn.com/)?

Where do they get the "Complex Hydrides" from, petroleum?