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A steam engine runs at 90% last I recall.
second shows just the magnets I think.
Piston engine. Steam engines and turbines operate on the Rankine cycle which has a maximum Carnot efficiency of 63% for practical engines, with steam turbine power plants able to achieve efficiency in the mid 40% range. WikiLink
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness
With the new thin film magnetic components the whole "Moore's Law" version should continue. And the entire internal combustion engine falls by the wayside. Smaller turbines pushing out more power is the future.
No, the waste of heat of burning hydrocarbons is so ridiculous that I cannot believe that internal combustion engines have survived this long! Diesel had it figured out a long time ago... he thought that BIODIESEL was the way to run his more efficient engines (Yes, Phage, it is still internal but I am thinking about efficiency from the engine itself. And diesel is more efficient than gasoline. ETA: heat wise). But the fear of losing money shut that idea down so it is now all hydro-carbon diesel derived from oil.
Either way, everything is being set up to run on electricity.,, (tin foil hat time and TEOT's fanboy topic) because we can do nuclear fusion already (Lockheed Martin Skunkworks). It is just a slow release because of what we are already doing with our clever innovations with black budget projects (tin foil hat: black triangles), and that keeps the whole thing under raps.
Or at least to a tinfoil hat wearer!
originally posted by: BigBrotherDarkness
a reply to: pteridine
That's why I suggested Hemp oil you can even burn kerosene in a diesel as long as the liquid is flammable and can get up to temp for the flash point of the fuel? It will continue to sling that flywheel around.