Utilizing renewable methanol and recycling carbon dioxide will bring energy independence to America, Canada and Mexico without making any significant changes to our energy infrastructure.
To learn more about carbon utilization and renewable methanol, please read "Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy," by George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, and G.K. Surya Prakash.
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Portable Kocol Coal to Oil & CO2 to Methanol Plants™
solar & geothermal-->1 ton of coal-->3 to 4 barrels of oil & CO2-->methanol
The investment needed to build a Portable Kocol Coal to Oil & CO2 to Methanol Plant™ that can produce 500 barrels of crude oil per day that could go directly into a refinery is $25,000,000.
"With coal to oil, you're going backwards, with
CO2 to methanol, you're going forward."
Dr. Nathan Lewis's comments to John M. Kocol
at the Harvard Club of Washington, 4/14/11
COAL TO OIL CONVERSION IS NOW GOING FORWARD, NOT BACKWARDS, by John M. Kocol, 12/4/11
With Dr. Nathan Lewis's CO2 to methanol conversion technology [on April 12, 2012, Dr. George A. Olah, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1994, became the first person in the world to commercialize CO2 to methanol conversion] using artificial photosynthesis, coal to oil conversion will become very valuable not only from the oil that is produced from that process, but more importantly from the CO2 streams that are created by converting coal to oil.
In my opinion, these carbon dioxide streams will become commodities greatly in demand. CO2 will be turned into methanol which is one of the cleanest fuels around. On the other hand, coal to oil conversion would be going backwards if the coal to oil industry decides against converting CO2 to methanol in favor of storing CO2 underground. This would be foolish. For what will we do when the CO2 begins to leak into our clean water supply and into the air?
"I will use solar energy and hydroelectricity from Niagara Falls for converting coal to oil and CO2 to methanol, which will change the game for the American coal industry." John M. Kocol, 12/11/15