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The rock is slowly warmed to as high as 700 degrees, causing the shale to expand. This releases the oil trapped in the layers of shale. It is then is pumped to the surface in staggering amounts -- one million barrels an acre.
Shell says there are still some technical issues to sort out but the company is hoping to start production in 2010.
Originally posted by cybertroy
The time to invest in future technologies is right now before we run out of time.
The perfect fuel would be something like this:
- non destructive to the environment
- plentiful or easy to create or get
- non destructive to life
- same or better output as fossil fuels
I asked this before on another post, what propulsion methods do you suppose UFOs use?