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Welcome to an outpost on Energy's Final Frontier 
Using wind, solar, and nuclear energy to minimize Climate Change's impact on mankind.

Someone, somewhere, has to select, collect, and show how to connect equipment that can minimize Climate Changing CO2's impact on the mankind, use it to make carbon neutralized synthetic combustion biosynfuels from it, and to burn these fuels in place of all the fossil fuels so we don't screw up the environment any more than we already have. 
This won't stop Climate Change but will enable us to mitigate it.

It will take a lot of nuclear energy and many real engineers - not academic Greenie writers who often gloss over important items - to convert the world's fossil fuel energy infrastructure into a nuclear powered carbon-neutral equivalent of what we have today.
That's what this educational web site
is all about - blogging engineering projects that have the potential to minimize Climate Change's destructive potential.

Your author, a professional electrical/electronics engineer, began in 1956 working part-time for several years as an student engineering intern making electrical control systems drawings for large utility coal burning power plants.  He also worked for a year on instrumentation drawings for one nuclear power plant, Fermi 1, in Monroe, Michigan, an early attempt to minimize nuclear waste and avoid the intrinsic dangers inherent in water-cooled nuclear reactors. 

I retired in 1996, having spent my last 28 professional years as a senior control systems engineer for a large pharmaceutical company. 

There, I had the good fortune to work on several chemical production process project engineering teams alongside chemical engineers willing to take the time to explain things chemical to an electronic engineer.  These projects brought about some tutoring by top notch Underwriters Laboratories consultants from Northbrook, IL, at company expense. I still have the 1988 UL 913 reference book UL gave me.  That experience has helped my web site work in understanding what constitutes genuinely environmentally clean synthetic fuels. It was also my good fortune to have a cell biologist wife who had her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry and a daughter who became an analytical chemist.

Always undergoing incremental improvements, this unsponsored educational web site is the pro bono effort of a professional engineer who has spent 40+ years working in and around electrical power plant engineering, industrial electricity, and multi-campus industrial energy management systems.  This site is a bit like an Encyclopedia - there are many pages and many links on many topics.

To aid in his investigations of coal power plants, the author still has great need for access to the 2007 and 2017 versions of .

The author is not a nuclear engineer.  He does have an applications engineer's familiarity with the major types of nuclear reactors and has concluded today's helium gas cooled TRISO and molten salt cooled nuclear reactors have the "Right Stuff" in terms of temperature, capacity, and fuel types and are the safest and best-suited to address mankind's long-term energy needs.  He has also learned there are better ways to dispose of nuclear waste.

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 pilot plant plans.  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 contact me to correct my mistakes and misunderstandings.

Ending Climate Change is a pioneering technology.  Be part of it.  Thank you for visiting  I invite your questions, comments, and suggestions. -  Jim Holm

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