Getting our fire from fission.

Climate Change can be a great hobby.  These are simple images about Advanced Energy Systems in the face of Climate Change, Rising Demand, and Legacy Infrastructure.
Why the Fire From Fission theme?  Fossil fuel fires will disappear in the long run. Most of mankind's heat energy will be indirectly supplied by advanced nuclear fission.
Our heat will come from nuclear fission, be stored in CO2-neutral fire fuel molecules made from air's CO2, and be released as fire as needed by CO2-neutral combustion.
This web site is about how to get to the above image from here while also having the disposable energy - both nuclear and combustion - necessary for living comfortably. 

What this web site is about. (Click to enlarge.):      Web Site Introduction: Fire From Fission  >    To Contents Page  >

Stopping Climate Change Overview (16 slide presentation)            Energy is the master resource from which all other forms of wealth flow.

To power the world depicted above, we would have to capture for fuel feedstock and return to air via fire 20 billion tons of air's CO2 each year.

(Below) 2 Ways to pull
Climate Changing CO2 OUT of the Air
The suggestions below depict the capture of CO2 as feedstock for the Fire From Fission concept shown above.

Advanced Nuclear Powered Direct Air CO2 Capture System

 "Skyscrubber", Nuclear Powered Direct Air CO2 Capture System  >        

Fossil fuel powered carbon capture is likely to make the environmental crisis worse.  Below is a biofuel path that looks more promising.

Advanced Biofuel Energy Carbon Capture System (BECCS)

How carbon capture can be added to the U.S. Capitol's power house.    To Article  >
"The Congress of the United States should not only be a model for the nation, but also a good neighbor." - - - Nancy Pelosi
This can make our Capitol the world's first carbon-negative capitol.

We're talking about those small power plants used for universities, offices, factories, hospitals, airports, military bases, shopping centers, etc.
More about cogenerators from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions:
Cogenerators at 3,000 U.S. building complex sites make about 10% of ALL U.S. electricity and a similar proportion of U.S. heat.  3/4 use natural gas. 
Large cogeneration systems (100 megawatts or more in capacity) account for roughly 65 percent of total U.S. cogeneration capacity.
This idea is important because of the U.S. Billion-ton Biofuel Program: 


 Introducing Non-Climate Changing replacements for Natural Gas and Oil.

Fire fuel molecules that can be CO2-neutral and cheap to synthesize.
(Below) The CO2-neutral "Meth" molecules we can make from
CO2 (from air) + Hydrogen and Oxygen (from water) and burn in today's cars instead of Gasoline or Ethanol.
Natural Gas IS Methane so while
it would be CO2-neutral, its combustion characteristics would remain the same.
A similar
propane-like molecule, dimethyl ether, would make a good substitute for Diesel (it has a higher Cetane index).

(Gas) CO2-neutral Natural Gas Replacement                     (Liquid) CO2-neutral Gasoline Substitute  (Like Gasoline, it's toxic.)        
Flex-Fuel cars (Gasoline and/or Ethanol E85) could have their computers reprogrammed to include Methanol M85.  Methanol is cheap.
"If you want economy, use methanol.  If you want range, use gasoline.  If you want neither, use ethanol."
METHANOL - Proponents of Methanol Economy win 1 Million Dollar Prize .pdf

Your author would be less than intellectually honest if he did not point out the toxicity warning on the methanol molecule. 
Unburned methanol from vehicle engines could create an emissions problem that may call for differently programmed catalytic converters.
Methanol is an alcohol that is toxic to your nervous system.  People who drink even a little go blind.  Drink a lot and you die.

Using nuclear heat to split Water into Hydrogen and Oxygen to make Methane and Methanol molecules.
The suggestion below is the hydrogen and oxygen from water part of the Fire From Fission concept.  To Article  >

Cars that run on pure hydrogen and emit only pure water are becoming available. 

To obtain a quality introduction into the energy and sustainability 'Big Picture' from a highly recognized engineer/professor download:

M.J. Kelly, a University of Cambridge electrical engineering professor, Lessons from technology development for energy and sustainability   (12 page pdf)


Disclaimer: This web site is energy talk by an engineer exploring Climate Change educational concepts, not professional engineering advice. contact  co    

After looking intermittently into different aspects of Climate Change since about 1970, It's beginning to dawn on this author that the benefits mankind derives from possessing and controlling the heat of fossil fuels far outweighs the harm mankind has suffered so far. - JH 2016.