CO2 to Generate Power

CO2 to Generate Power

There are 4 comments on the Overclockers Club story from Apr 23, 2012, titled CO2 to Generate Power. In it, Overclockers Club reports that:

Carbon dioxide is one of the primary contributors to global warming, so many people are working on reducing how much humanity produces.

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NobodyYouKnow

Toronto, Canada

#1 Apr 23, 2012
Obviously you don't use CO2 to generate power. You use geothermal energy to generate power. And CO2 as the 'working fluid' in the heat exchange.

Too bad they can't hire science writers with at least a grade eight education in science. But I guess the crazy subject line sells.

Since: Apr 10

Milwaukee, WI USA

#2 Apr 23, 2012
NobodyYouKnow wrote:
Obviously you don't use CO2 to generate power. You use geothermal energy to generate power. And CO2 as the 'working fluid' in the heat exchange.
Too bad they can't hire science writers with at least a grade eight education in science. But I guess the crazy subject line sells.
You might have included grade school arithmetic in your critique. Keeping CO2 underground and out of the atmosphere or sequestering it in order to "save" the planet is beyond stupid. Like spitting in the ocean is the common way of illustrating the fallacy.
Gord

Calgary, Canada

#3 Apr 24, 2012
NobodyYouKnow wrote:
Obviously you don't use CO2 to generate power. You use geothermal energy to generate power. And CO2 as the 'working fluid' in the heat exchange.
Too bad they can't hire science writers with at least a grade eight education in science. But I guess the crazy subject line sells.
Why would any AGW'er with your astonishing knowlege of AGW "science" want to use geothermal energy to generate power with CO2 as the 'working fluid' in the heat exchange.?

Why don't you just use the CO2 in the atmosphere to generate power ???

Hell, there is a whopping 324 w/m^2 being Back Radiated from the Cold Atmosphere CO2 to the Warmer Earth DAY and NIGHT according to the IPCC and that Genius, Kevin Trenberth.

All the wimpy Sun can manage is a measily 168 w/m^2 and only during the Day.

Now is the chance to prove how great your AGW "science" is and take full advantage of the AWESOME POWER of Back Radiation that can HEAT-UP an ENTIRE PLANET.

You can really show those "science writers with at least a grade eight education" how it's done!!

And, it's ALL GREEN ENERGY !!!

I can see a Nobel Prize in Hyper-ody's future, just like that other Genius Al Gore.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#4 Apr 24, 2012
It's really good to know that we have an expert like Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty onboard to advise us.
"This technology has the potential to introduce a new era of electrical power production from renewable wind, solar, and geothermal energy as well as from traditional fossil fuels, while significantly reducing emissions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere," says Martin Saar, co-inventor and earth sciences professor in the university's College of Science and Engineering. The University of Minnesota submitted the technology for patents in March 2009 and licensed it exclusively, worldwide to Heat Mining Company LLC through the Office for Technology Commercialization. The approach was invented by Saar, Postdoctoral Fellow Jimmy Randolph, and Mechanical Engineering Professor Thomas Kuehn.
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-0...

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