Monday, January 18, 2010

America Stuck on Stupid

Why is it that our competitors in Oil and Gas are looking into developing alternative energy and we're still stuck on stupid? It may not be the ideal energy situation, but it's a step in the right direction.

A 2.2 Billion dollar Hydrogen Power project could be completed as soon as 2014 and is expected to be the world's largest CCS Project. The carbon capture and storage project would split natural gas into hydrogen and carobon dioxide. The hydrogen would create a sellable 400 MW while the carbon dioxide would be injected into the oil fields, increasing oil production.

Plant location is expected to be in Shuweihat and is owned by Abu Dhabi's Masdar and BP. This government is preparing for a future beyond oil. What is our government doing? I know, still protecting Big Oil & Gas, allowing them to rape and pillage the land like the Vikings of yore, while leaving a path of devastation and destruction.

Think I'm kidding about the mayhem and destruction and basic lack of decency? Then check out the rude dishonrable unsafe practices of Aruba Petroleum.


Jovan Gonzales said...

Well. I'm not stuck on stupid. :P Uhm, so, not to be a debbie downer, but splitting hydrocarbons into CO2 and H is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more complicated than that article allows. It creates probably just as many VOCs, if not more, as gas wells. Hopefully they have devised a way to capture ALL of those and split them as well. Plus, do we know what will happen to all the water that comes from the reactions (burning anything creates water vapor)? I won't lie, this sounds sooooooo great. I just want them to do it correctly and have it actually be more than just a pig with lipstick, you know? This is such a great step in the right direction! It's great that they'll be creating so much power since the UAE has lots of desalinization plants that require a hideous amount of oil-burning to run at the moment. Texas needs something like Masdar since we also have a huge energy sector here in the lone star state. How'd you find this article!? You're so informed!

Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths said...

To be honest, I truly don't know anything about the process, but it looked interesting and like you said..."a step in the right direction."

What I got from Masdar was that it was a funded gov't entity specifically designed to develop alternative energy, and you're right AGAIN! Texas does need a stand alone to do exactly that. I've got questions about the wind turbines which I'm gonna blog about here in a while, I need help understanding something about those wind giants, I'm truly puzzled by what I observed yesterday!

Being informed? Oh, ya know...I've got skills...;)