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Welcome to Energy's Final Frontier:
Unlocking Negative Emissions Locked In Wood to Stop Climate Change

Someone, somewhere, has to select, collect, and show how to connect the equipment that can end Global Warming and the Climate Changes it causes. 

The author is a long-retired applications engineer.  Having worked on engineering teams employed by a major engineering consulting firm to build several coal and one nuclear power plant, along with 30 years of heavy industrial electricity control systems he has an applications engineer's familiarity with some of the common energy equipment that has caused a large part of the climate disruption we now call "Climate Change".

What's going on with this website? Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Sequestration (BECCS) will be needed in small amounts to meet the Paris Climate Change Accords. BECCS will be needed in massive amounts to remove all Climate Change from the air forever. At this time, the best source of Climate Changing carbon dioxide are the trees we are planting to remove it from the air. To guarantee that the tree's CO2 doesn't return to the air when the trees eventually die a natural death we should harvest them, burn them to make electricity, and then inject their CO2 deep underground. Scientists in Iceland have demonstrated that by adding water to the liquid CO2 as it is injected into the ground, the CO2 will soon turn into limestone incapable of escaping back into the air.

This website is currently exploring the best way to convert firewood pellets into pipeline grade synthetic natural gas for burning in the recently invented Allam Cycle electricity power plant. Unlike other power plant engines, the Allam Cycle plant produces pure liquid CO2 ready for injecting into favorable underground strata. So the Allam plant has no smokestack. There are other older, existing natural gas power plant technologies that might also take a more limited advantage of firewood front ends to minimize their contributions to Climate Change.

For about 20 years this website's author has, as a retirement hobby, presented and explored various technical schemes for mitigating Climate Change. From the moment he learned Net Power, the Allam Cycle company, actually got their combustor to work in the spring of 2018, (something he had previously regarded as likely as getting a CO2 fire extinguisher to function as a flame-thrower), he realized these folks were on to something very advanced and unprecedented in the world of practical thermodynamics.

This much progress in combustion technology represents once-in-a-lifetime strides of the sort found between the first steam engine, the 1712 Newcomen linear steam/vacuum engine and the 1776 Watt double-acting steam engine or the advance between the piston engine airplane and the turbine jet engine airplane.

The possibility of using the Allam cycle's steam engine-like scalability for a direct attack on Global Warming's CO2 began to emerge from the fog of thought.

So far, it has taken the form of the world building thousands of wood-burning Allam cycle engine-powered "Clean Energy Power Plant Parks" located directly over CO2 sequestration disposal strata for safe, easy, and cheap CO2 disposal.

The original heat engine, the 1712 Newcomen steam engine, mankind's first commercially practical replacement for the dispatchable energy of the horse. (And the beginning of Climate Change.)
It was first used for the horse-killing task of pumping water out of coal mines.

This website and any equipment or manufacturers mentioned here have absolutely no connection with each other.   This author merely thinks they are good enough examples of their type and is suggesting they be considered for use in the author's suggested Clean Energy Park pilot plant plan.  If you happen to have a product you think is clearly superior for the application cited, please bring it to my attention.  While accuracy is attempted, it is not guaranteed.

● Please share and question the ideas found here.

● Please feel free to contact me at jimmarilynholm(at) to point out better ideas and to correct my mistakes and misunderstandings.

Ending Climate Change is under way.  You can be part of it.  Thank you for visiting  I invite your questions, comments, and suggestions. -  Jim Holm

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揝cientists dream about doing great things.  Engineers do them.  - James A Michener

Patents: 747,946, July 26, 1968; 199,133, November 16, 1972; 602,777, August 7,1975; 793,527, May 4, 1977.

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Written largely for my own edification, this is a personal web site dedicated to educating the public about ending Climate Change by using carbon captured bioenergy for all electrical power and carbon-neutral liquid biofuel for transportation fuels.
Nothing more. 
All material on this web site was gathered from work experience or the internet over the years and is being cited here for educational purposes only with attribution but without any author's or publisher's knowledge.
Your author is a retired professional control systems engineer with about 40 years experience in heavy industrial and utility energy applications.
This web site is not unlike a model railroad - being continually revised but, until now, eluding final completion. Most annotation of material by others has been by the author.
Ideas on this web site need to be properly vetted by competent engineering companies such as Bechtel or Fluor before anyone should even consider taking these ideas to the bank. 
The Devil hides in the details. Engineering a completely detailed preliminary design of a pilot plant for something untried is a good way to vet an idea.

"Nothing in life is more liberating than to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone" - John McCain.


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[Below is a list of 10 publishing trends for last year. For the details, go to the website listed below.]

The 10 Major Publishing Trends of 2018

1.The euphoria of self-publishing is wearing off.
2.Independent publishers are becoming more likely to be closed to unsolicited submissions.
3.There are fewer eBook-only publishers.
4.More literary journals are charging reading fees.
5.More prestigious literary journals are charging reading fees.
6. More literary journals are having free submission options
7. Presses have no time to send rejections
8. Print journals are becoming rarer and rarer
9. Publishers are consolidating
10. More small manuscript presses are using Submittable