Getting our fire from fission.

Climate Change can be a fun hobby presenting 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 it is now - as fire - as needed - by CO2-neutral combustion.
This web site is about how we can get from here to the above image while also having the abundant disposable energy - both nuclear and combustion - necessary for living comfortably.
From an authority:   Nuclear Hydrogen Biomass System - Slides - Dr Charles Forsberg .pdf        Nuclear Hydrogen Biomass System - Paper - Dr Charles Forsberg .pdf
Nuclear energy will be needed in massive amounts to make the vision above a reality.  Fortunately, we have all the fuel we will ever need and a better way to dispose of nuclear's waste.
Nuclear waste is something people shouldn't have to live with with.  The Woods Hole Sub-seabed solution describes a one-way geologic disposal path for nuclear waste.

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

Stopping Climate Change Overview (16 slide presentation)  


2 Ways to pull
Climate Changing CO2 OUT of the Air

Advanced Nuclear Powered Direct Air CO2 Capture System

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

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: 
A recent study showed using biofuels such as fossil fuel processed corn actually produced a net increase in Climate Changing CO2.  Biofuels Increase CO2.pdf  Cellulosic biofuels, a much more abundant feedstock, produced by using advanced nuclear energy, are central to this site's concept.


 Introducing clean replacements for Natural Gas, Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet Fuel.

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  Methanol Institute: 

Your author would be less than intellectually honest if he did not point out the toxicity warning about the methanol molecule above. 
Like gasoline, methanol is toxic.  People who drink a little go blind.  Drink a lot and you die.

"Methanol has the ability to liberate humankind from its dependence on fossil fuels for transportation and hydrocarbon products by allowing these to be produced by a technical hydrogenative recycling of CO2, supplementing and in many aspects eliminating limitations of nature’s photosynthetic cycle." -- Olah, George A,  Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy (pp. 181-182). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

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  >


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