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Originally posted by FLYIN HIGH
I would have to say that hydrogen would be the fuel of choice and would be found outside the Earth's atmosphere in and on other planets. We need some serious R&D in this field in order to make it afforadable to the masses. Unlike the Hydrocarbons, Hydrogen is the way to go as far as a fuel goes. It gives off nothing but some H2O when used and even that can be re-processed for potable H2o. We could solve many environmental problems if we switched over to it but the 'Big Oil" boys club would not make much money on it vs hydrocarbons. It is though going to be an emerging business and those who poise themselves properly stand to make a killing in the next 10 to 15 yrs. Any business involved in any way as far as production and distributation will be reaping hugh $$
Originally posted by hatchedcross
That is an interesting idea Chakotay, do you have any idea how something like that might even work or do just have the idea of using the vacuum of space as some kind of energy source?
In simplistic terms it has been said that there is enough energy in the volume the size of a coffee cup to boil away Earth’s oceans.
Originally posted by Realist05
It has been suggested that Helium-3 exists on the moon in craters that never see sunlight and that it could be the fuel for fusion reactors.
But then, I've seen enthusiasts say fusion power was just a couple of years down the road for 30 years now.