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[Agroforestry] Re: Ag-forst Digest, Vol 12, Issue 1

Ronald Maldonado Rodriguez maldona8 at etu.unige.ch
Thu Jun 8 00:12:45 EST 2006

About your question : 1. EtOH-CH4 pipeline conversion/corrosion

i) why converting EtOH to CH4, when CH3OH to CH4 and back is cheaper?
ii) possibly, developing new anticorrosive materials for pipeline 
manufacture is a cheaper solution

Kind regards

> Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 14:59:16 +0000 (UTC)
> From: vjp2.at at at.BioStrategist.dot.dot.com
> Subject: [Agroforestry] EtOH-CH4 pipeline conversion/corrosion
> To: ag-forst at net.bio.net
> Message-ID: <e66pk4$jqi$1 at reader2.panix.com>
>   Can EtOH be CHEAPLY converted back and forth to CH4?
>   EtOH is too corrosive for existing pipelines. All the corn in the USA
> would only supply 10% of the EtOH to power our cars.  Cellulosic EtOH
> requires an additional dextrochiralisation process. Simplex coal and 
> biomass
> gasification was developed by Hap Schulz during WW2.
>   I'm thinking there have to be conversion innovations (like using 
> platinum
> to convert kerosene to gasoline) that will only come with extensive use, 
> and
> hence accidents and experimentation. You should be able to take in 
> anything
> (corn silage, apple waste, garbage) and produce energy (EtOh, H2, CH4) as
> essentially an "interconvetable triad".

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