Thank you for you note of August the 17th.
I think we talked before about the methanol economy. I’ve become very keen on it recently, and we’re going to make quite a show of it.
It’s really “liquid hydrogen” isn’t it?
The key point is to collect the CO2 from the atmosphere, combine it with the hydrogen from water and burn the methanol, giving rise to CO2, i.e, the CO2 is replaced.
There will be several advances of course, as you know, as you were one of the suggestor’s of it, except you left out the vital point of getting the CO2from the atmosphere.
Now, I think that with Olah’s support, this really might fly.
It’s so very simple. Hardly any change in infrastructure, just collect electricity from wind, solar, etc., make hydrogen, and the rest follows, very cheaply too.
A methanol fuel cell has quite a life you know, as is, without further research. Laptop computers, etc.
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