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Researcher: Discovery could end energy crisis

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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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Oil Breakthrough: Bacteria converting biomass into oil- Discovery being buried?


www.tiftongazette.com

TIFTON —
A Tifton agricultural researcher says he has found the solution to the world’s energy crisis through genetic modification and cloning of bacterial organisms that can convert bio-mass into hydrocarbons on a grand scale. The local researcher believes his groundbreaking discovery could result in the production of 500 to 1,000 barrels of hydrocarbon fuel per day from the initial production facility. The hydrocarbon fuel — commonly known as oil or fossil fuel when drilled — will require no modification to automobiles, oil pipelines or refineries as they exist today and could forever end the United States’ dependence on foreign oil, he said.

Here is another link with a follow up on the story:
www.fourwinds10.com...

"How cheap you ask? Well, I didn’t put that part in my article, but let me tell you I think he could probably make it for 25 cents a gallon— but the government would most likely never allow that. The reason he could make it that cheap is because the process is so simple and the materials are essentially free. All he requires is a big tank (think of a silo, maybe), a handful of this bacteria (well, I don’t know that the recipe calls for a handful) and some tree limbs, corns husks, or any of those other once-living things that we dispose of (called bio-mass). Mix the bacteria and the bio-mass together, stir around a little and out comes gas. That simple."



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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:11 PM
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wnd.com...
"It could potentially be one of the biggest energy breakthroughs in history – genetically manipulating bacteria to quickly convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil. But the biggest names in the national media have thus far not provided any coverage of this possible solution to skyrocketing gas prices and America's long-term energy security."


Okay, i was doing research on oil companies buying patents and burying new technologies, and ended up coming across this article. With most americans being hit hard at the pump, and prices on the rise, i found this breakthrough estonishing and was surprised it has not been covered by the mainstream media. We will be able to essentially GROW or own oil and it will be completely recyclable. This discovery could possibly end the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, which would solve many problems that i feel are starting to bring this country down. Found it interesting i haven't heard of this before. Possibly being buried? Or possibly it isnt ready?
Hope you all enjoy, and if this has already been posted, i apologize, and someone can delete it.
Cheers

www.tiftongazette.com
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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:32 PM
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But the government is already hiding super efficient water disassociation (newer electrolysis), and also devices that electrically pull energy from the ether.

Why would this be any different?



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:40 PM
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Originally posted by azodrac

"It could potentially be one of the biggest energy breakthroughs in history – genetically manipulating bacteria to quickly convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil. But the biggest names in the national media have thus far not provided any coverage of this possible solution to skyrocketing gas prices and America's long-term energy security."

Okay, i was doing research on oil companies buying patents and burying new technologies, and ended up coming across this article. With most americans being hit hard at the pump, and prices on the rise, i found this breakthrough estonishing and was surprised it has not been covered by the mainstream media. We will be able to essentially GROW or own oil and it will be completely recyclable. This discovery could possibly end the U.S. dependence on foreign oil, which would solve many problems that i feel are starting to bring this country down. Found it interesting i haven't heard of this before. Possibly being buried? Or possibly it isnt ready?
Hope you all enjoy, and if this has already been posted, i apologize, and someone can delete it.
Cheers

www.tiftongazette.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 11-6-2008 by azodrac]


You can't hide a patent, all patents that have ever been filed are public material; so an oil company can't just buy up all the patents. I'm sick of hearing this theory, because it has no legs.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:44 PM
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Not to mention the number of cold-fusion researchers who have been "suicided"...

The only way ANY of these alternative energys and propulsion techs will ever see the light of day is if TPTB have already figured a way to make an obscene profit off of them. They have to keep us all in financial servitude to them in one way or the other.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:47 PM
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Many people have come up with free energy And why don't we see it in every day life ?? Because of oil and governments This will just be like the rest of them Taken away



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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I was not stating or implying that the oil companies are buying the patents to this finding, i was just stating that i found this article while i was doing other research on the possibility of oil companies burying other new technologies. I was just questioning why this has not gotten more mainstream media attention since it has good potential, thats all. And while i have read of other alternative energy sources being scraped under the rug, what would be the reason in this situation. No infrastructure would need to be changed as it would in other alternative energy situations. This would just be essentially boosting our oil available, taking strain off the economy? Wouldnt that be in the governments interest? Because does the government recieve anything in return from the oil companies?

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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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You would see moer excitement over a discovery like this if the PTB weren't aware that there was way more oil in the ground than they publicly acknowledge.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 08:59 PM
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It IS quite interesting that this has been kept under the radar. I noticed that the article stated that he has been working with the Department of Defense though, which could explain a lot.

In my opinion this news should be 'shouted from the rooftops', but you know how the MSN can be when their marching orders are to spread fear and gloom and doom amongst the people. Good news right now is certainly NOT on the agenda.

Hemp would provide an excellent source of biomass for the project. It's easily grown, grows well in many conditions and grows quickly. I'll give you one guess how that angle will work out....

Anyhow, GREAT find. I would applaud you if I could but you'll have to settle for thumbs.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:23 PM
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I rather think this should be shouted from the roof tops also. Although there is little doubt that some technology is being kept from being put into production or suppressed, ect.... The source article does make this sound like it might come into being. This is the paragraph that makes me think that might be the case.


“I have received a tremendous amount of support from the state and federal government,” Bell said. “I could not have gotten this far without the help of (U.S. Sen.) Saxby Chambliss, (U.S. Sen.) Johnny Isakson, (Rep.) Jim Marshall, (Rep.) Jack Kingston and Floyd Gabler, the deputy undersecretary of the USDA.” He said, “They have opened doors for me at the Department of Defense and the EPA and EPD.”


Here is the home page for the bell bio energy
bell bio energy

I looked for the patent but could not find it.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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Originally posted by azodrac

"It could potentially be one of the biggest energy breakthroughs in history – genetically manipulating bacteria to quickly convert anything that grows out of the Earth into oil.


Couldn't that be quite deadly, should it spread out into nature, sorta like King Midas's touch.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:32 PM
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I presume you have all heard of the gray goo disaster scenario from nano tech factories that convert everything to nano structures.

Well I would not get too close to this guy's tank. This sounds like a potential black goo disaster waiting to happen. Just what we need, every living thing on the planet converted into oil.

What happens when the genes mutate?



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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I found another article that does a follow up and provides a little more background information.

www.fourwinds10.com...

According to the article, he was invited by the defense department to speak at the World Wide Energy Conference held in Arlington, Virginia.

And it says gas could be as low as 25 cents per gallon, i would love that
, if it ever gets off the ground.



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posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 09:36 PM
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Maybe I could power my car with kudzu. Cool!



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 10:02 PM
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As far as it getting out of control, it reminds me of the Late, Great Kurt Vonneguts ice-9.
As for turning tree limbs, etc. into fuel, wait till the tree huggers find out about this one.

One, they'll find an endangered specie living in every tree,shrub and blade of grass.
Two, they'll say we are going to pollute more than ever with the return of cheap fuel.

The PTB will keep us as their pawns as long as we keep electing the same low grade morons.



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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The tree huggers should support this over most other sources of energy that we use. This method is environmentally friendly. While it can contribute to global warming, the amounts are significantly low.

Current biomass use "avoids approximately 11 million tons per year of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion. It also avoids approximately two million tons per year of CH4 emissions from the biomass residues that, in the absence of energy production, would otherwise be disposed of by burial (in landfills, in disposal piles, or by the plowing under of agricultural residues), by spreading, and by open burning."

And these statistics come from an energy sector that provides only .5% of current electrical generation, and this process is completely different from the one proposed. The articles explanation of what biomass is used is extremely simple and misleading. It is basically using what we dispose of anyways and turning it into oil.

Heres a link that provides some facts about actual biomass: en.wikipedia.org...
www.biomasscenter.org...



posted on Jun, 11 2008 @ 10:31 PM
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Anyone ever read the book Prey by Michael Chrition (sp?). This sounds a lot like that. Scary stuff. I think I would rather pay $4.00 a gallon than risk this stuff getting airborn. There are much safer/better/cheaper alternatives out there, it's just that the PTB don't want us to have them.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 06:21 AM
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I have not read prey, but will look into it. I do think the PTB will be against this, but I also like the idea of everyone from rural America being able to take the grass clippings and turning them into fuel. It is of coarse cheaper to pound a straw into the ground and get oil that way, but this sounds like one of the better alternatives.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by azodrac
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I was not stating or implying that the oil companies are buying the patents to this finding, i was just stating that i found this article while i was doing other research on the possibility of oil companies burying other new technologies. I was just questioning why this has not gotten more mainstream media attention since it has good potential, thats all. And while i have read of other alternative energy sources being scraped under the rug, what would be the reason in this situation. No infrastructure would need to be changed as it would in other alternative energy situations. This would just be essentially boosting our oil available, taking strain off the economy? Wouldnt that be in the governments interest? Because does the government recieve anything in return from the oil companies?

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The "government" "select" receive a whole bunch from the oil companies...problem is "we the people" receive little more than the SHAFT.

I can imagine walking into my local "nursery" and buying a package of "starter" bacteria, much like yeast for bread, and , days later filling up my vehicle.
Could work. We will just have to see how it all plays out.



posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 07:58 AM
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A couple of problems and some lacking facts. We all know nature does this now on the cheap and free, it's called methane. Totally burnable gas, no mutated genes for bacteria involved, just Mom Nature at work and play.

You can actually use this amazing technology at wastewater treatment plants and some of these plants generate electricity off this gas which is a waste byproduct for wastewater treatment.

A handful of bacteria in a silo of organic material doesn't work that easy. There will be a multi-million dollar investment for the production facility, then a refinery has to be made to convert the goo from bacteria to a clean burnable fuel. The cost of this cheap source has now become loaded with overhead.

For a barrel out you need at least a barrel in. It won't just magically appear regardless of the latest technology. The byproducts of this production will be treated as hazardous waste, there will be cost associated with their disposal in a very serious manner which would probably involve incineration as you wouldn't want mutant bacteria released into our environment. It takes money and more energy to operate this facility so the overhead just got a little more expensive.

What type of organic material are we going to use, a food product like ethanol uses which drives up the cost of food? What about trees or just plain grass, hope the bacteria likes fiber, not many sugars there to consume, but then it's mutated genetically altered so lets make really enjoy fiber.

Not to rain on the parade, but this new source of energy isn't cheap when actual costs are included.



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