this, it can be done pretty quickly:
Of course, there's always a hitch, and in this case the hitch was that the process was more expensive than anticipated. Still, if costs can be brought down and/or if petroleum continues to go up in price, we just might see plants like this all over the country.The smell is a mélange of midsummer corpse with fried-liver overtones and a distinct fecal note. It comes from the worst stuff in the world—turkey slaughterhouse waste. Rotting heads, gnarled feet, slimy intestines, and lungs swollen with putrid gases have been trucked here from a local Butterball packager and dumped into an 80-foot-long hopper with a sickening glorp. In about 20 minutes, the awful mess disappears into the workings of the thermal conversion process plant in Carthage, Missouri.
Two hours later a much cleaner truck—an oil carrier—pulls up to the other end of the plant, and the driver attaches a hose to the truck's intake valve. One hundred fifty barrels of fuel oil, worth $12,600 wholesale, gush into the truck, headed for an oil company that will blend it with heavier fossil-fuel oils to upgrade the stock
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Yeah, I read elsewhere that the original costs were based on cheap source material. Of course, soon as farmers discovered the waste had value...they began charging for it. I've also read that all organic and recyclable waste, including plastics can be used in similar processes. That's awesome.Of course, there's always a hitch, and in this case the hitch was that the process was more expensive than anticipated. Still, if costs can be brought down and/or if petroleum continues to go up in price, we just might see plants like this all over the country.
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The entirety of the reserves may have taken billions of years to create, but you don't have any idea how long one drop takes to be created.What took millions to billions of years to create is being used over the course of a few hundred years with an escallation of use. It will run out. I say tap theirs before we tap ours.
Where does oil really come from?
The point is we don't know how fast it replenishes....how it replenishes, or if it replenishes.Our world needs seas of oil. One drop is useless.
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