View Poll Results: What would be the fuel of the future?

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  • Oil

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  • Coal

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  • Biomass

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  • Nuclear

    4 13.33%
  • Cold Fusion

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  • Solar

    9 30.00%
  • Wind

    0 0%
  • Hydrogen

    5 16.67%
  • It's not invented yet

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Thread: The fuel of the future

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    The fuel of the future

    What would be the primary (most used) fuel of the future?
    What's your say?

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    There is a distinction between energy production and energy storage. Solar, nuclear,coal and wind can generate electricity. You still need a storage mechanism (hydrogen, batteries, flywheels) in order to use said electricity for cars and other vehicles. Gasoline and other hydrocarbons can do both. In the future, solar power will probably be the primary energy source. Other than cold fusion, it has the best theoretical properties and most development potential. The need for power at night will require either a large scale energy storage system or supplementary power sources, probably wind or nuclear. Cars will probably be electric with batteries for energy storage. Aircraft will remain with hydrocarbons. Trains and boat will depend on the specific platform.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    My best guess would be solar, it's an unlimited resource, and has no real bad side affects that I can think off.
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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    What would be the primary (most used) fuel of the future?
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    how far out? 10 years, or 100? 1,000?

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    how far out? 10 years, or 100? 1,000?
    How about 50 to 100.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    It's Hydrogen, by a long shot.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by celticwar17 View Post
    It's Hydrogen, by a long shot.
    Hydrogen is not a great fuel. You can't get the cooling for liquid hyrogen in cars, so you are stuck with heavy and bulky metal hydride tanks. On top of that you need a heavy and expensive fuel cell to convert the hydrogen into electricity. You also would need to develop entirely new infrastructure for transporting the fuel. Hydrogen vehicles can barely match electric vehciles today and don't have anywhere near the development potential.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    How about 50 to 100.
    oil and nuclear. solar and hydrogen...... maybe.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    My vote would be some combination of the above.

    I have read about telluric currents in the earth and how Dr. Tesla was able to harness them. Tesla had a functional telluric generator operating in the UK (I might be remembering the location wrong). A network of telluric generators stationed at regular intervals around the earth would allow us to use the energy of the earth itself as our power source. For anyone who has ever seen experiments showing light bulbs turning on when their element is placed directly onto soil - that was Tesla's work.

    You can also use it for instantaneous communication and, based on recent studies, extremely high speed data transfer. He discovered this as part of his work with radio amplifier technology (which he invented and we now use daily worldwide).

    All of this discovered just before the 20th century.

    We already have the technology to supply the world with energy at zero cost to us or the environment. Anyone who seriously wants to know the truth, research Dr. Tesla's work. It's not a conspiracy... he was a genius well beyond his time.

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    Re: The fuel of the future

    We need to start developing cost efficient solar that can be used for cars, houses, basically everything we use oil for, and be the first to develop such tech, and then sell the tech off to other counties, and profit from it. It would also take away alot of the political power from the middle east.
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