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Scientists made FOOD from the AIR...."MOPED"

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posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 04:28 PM
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Ambient CO2 is going to be YUGE.

Right now it viewed as a by-product with little to no use so it is vented to the atmosphere. Whatever process created it for one product should turn around, capture it, and use it to produce another useful product. That is known as "upcycling" where the production of a product results in less waste and a couple products.

Since it takes energy to create CO2 why just let it vent out? Why not put it to good use?

Soon companies will see the economic benefit of doing just that. All manufacturing process will adapt this practice because it make economic sense.

phys.org:
Protein produced with electricity to alleviate world hunger (English article about OP's Finnish article).
Cleaning up CO2 emissions could be worth millions (another example of ambient CO2 usage).




posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 08:56 PM
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Technically plants ARE electrically powered reactor vessels bro.



posted on Jul, 19 2017 @ 10:55 PM
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originally posted by: roguetechie
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Technically plants ARE electrically powered reactor vessels bro.


What I said was "plants don't require electrical power or a reactor vessel" which is true. Plants are powered by photons which are internally converted to electrons which then reduce CO2 to carbohydrates, so what you could have said was that plants are photochemical reactors. If you wish to extend your electrically powered statement, all life forms could be considered "electrically powered reactor vessels." Going further, all chemical reactions are electrical. There are some nuclear reactions that could be considered electrical by your definition.

Back to the topic -- the use of external power to reduce CO2 and ammonia to protein may be useful in space travel. This would convert electrical energy to an energy form that is bioavailable. If one has enough reducing power, all compounds could be recycled in this way in a close loop.



posted on Jul, 20 2017 @ 03:16 AM
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I like to imagine that in the future they'll be able to install a technology like this under your skin, perhaps on your back. Then you could just lay out in the sun and soak up some rays if you're too lazy to eat



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