Thursday, August 25, 2005

Gasoline from coal

Interesting. I didn't know that gas could be created from coal, but Montana is looking to cash in on it.
Montana's governor wants to solve America's rising energy costs using a technology discovered in Germany 80 years ago that converts coal into gasoline, diesel and aviation fuel.

The Fischer-Tropsch technology, discovered by German researchers in 1923 and later used by the Nazis to convert coal into wartime fuels, was not economical as long as oil cost less than $30 a barrel.

Now, at what price does that water into wine thing become economical? And can we do it for beer? Wait, I guess Anheuser-Busch has been doing it with beer for years.

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