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Old 01-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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[Gizmag] Breakthrough promises $1.50/ gallon synthetic gasoline.

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UK-based Cella Energy has developed a synthetic fuel that could lead to US$1.50 per gallon gasoline. Apart from promising a future transportation fuel with a stable price regardless of oil prices, the fuel is hydrogen based and produces no carbon emissions when burned. The technology is based on complex hydrides, and has been developed over a four year top secret program at the prestigious Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. Early indications are that the fuel can be used in existing internal combustion engined vehicles without engine modification.
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Hopefully, they will get this to market. I hope the powers that be, do not try and squash this...
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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A buck fifty would be soooooo awesome.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #3
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They will squash this faster than a new yorker squashes a roach!!
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:35 PM   #4
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LOL!

I'll believe it when I see it @ the pumps...

Next, they'll notify the world that it cures cancer when mixed with children's tears
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:35 PM   #5
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I want lol hopefully it doesnt decrease performance or have the great smell of petrol
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:39 PM   #6
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This is cool!! One of the major issues with hydrogen has been the storage concern.

There are so many alternative fuels out there it's crazy....we just need and environment that facilitates their rapid and widespread development.

Personally, I'm a big fan of algae-based "green crude".
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:44 PM   #7
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I'll take some!
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:50 PM   #8
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I'll take some!
Gas is supposed to hit the $4 mark here in Cali soon.
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:54 PM   #9
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Gas is supposed to hit the $4 mark here in Cali soon.
I know. it sucks
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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Old 01-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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Yeah and green algae will make $0.75 gallon gasoline. I'll believe it when I see it.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:00 PM   #13
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Yeah and green algae will make $0.75 gallon gasoline. I'll believe it when I se it.
You'll never see it unless you believe enough to pursue it. Well...not you, specifically...in general.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #14
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Ever see one of those near-futuristic movies...then time passes and then they become current and you kinda laugh about how they predicted wrong? Like when the Demolition Man character crashed the old 442 up through the floor of a futuristic Oldsmobile dealership? And now we know that could never happen in the future because Oldsmobile is dead.

And it was what, 2012 in "I am Legend"? At the time, I thought the 6+ dollar per gallon was a bit of a stretch. But apparently, it just might be one of those things that has a good chance to come true. Yikes.

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Old 01-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #15
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I knew they could figure out how to make synthetic gasoline for cars. I just figured the cost to make such fuel is greater than the cost of gasoline currently. So therefore, nobody uses it.

But this, if true, and if it actually releases less carbon in the environment in its manufacturing than gasoline in its manufacturing and use, would surely be a revolution.
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:55 PM   #16
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Gas is supposed to hit the $4 mark here in Cali soon.
real soon... it's $3.79 a gallon around here.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #17
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Its $3.96/Gallon Here.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:03 PM   #18
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It's still hovering around 3.09 here..
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:16 PM   #19
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What it will take is the car manufacturers to step up and fund these alternative fuels. If gas reaches $6 a gallon than kiss any economic recovery goodbye. Unempoyment will sky rocket and the economy will recede even deaper. Synthetic gas will be a reality but the kicker is once it's a viable threat the oil companies will lower their prices.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #20
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A cheap, hydrogen based fuel will need cheap, abundant hydrogen. Nobody has developed an economical way to produce hydrogen at both the cost and the quantities required.
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Gas is supposed to hit the $4 mark here in Cali soon.
Gas is already over $4/gal here, has been for several months. Its not that big of a deal really. Sure it would be nice if it were cheaper, but you can say that about anything. And for reference, gasoline in Europe is generally between 7 and 8 dollars a gallon right now.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:52 PM   #21
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Who would of thought? Another company that steps in to right the inevitable failure of government. BTW, +1 for Cella Energy!
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #22
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:42 PM   #23
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Its $3.96/Gallon Here.
I don't get it. You guys are close enough to swim out to the rig and get it yourself, too.
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:37 PM   #24
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No the Trillion-are oil company will NEVER allow this. Gas should be that now, they mark it up 1-2 per gallon as is
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Old 01-27-2011, 08:56 PM   #25
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What it will take is the car manufacturers to step up and fund these alternative fuels. If gas reaches $6 a gallon than kiss any economic recovery goodbye. Unempoyment will sky rocket and the economy will recede even deaper. Synthetic gas will be a reality but the kicker is once it's a viable threat the oil companies will lower their prices.
As long as the alternatives take a real hold...and can be truly competitive...than we will see a revolution in the fuels marketplace: Competition. Right now...you have gas....or gas. Imagine seeing stations on every corner, except some of them offer different types of fuel that can all go into your car.

If the Oil Companies do anything...they'll try to buyout the little guys and bring in the profit themselves...not kill it. They're already investing in alternatives because they know they aren't going to be able to sell oil forever.
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