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Date: 06/30/22 20:00
Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely different
Author: Mgoldman

Coal mines, anyway....A company aims to power the world for
millions of years by digging the deepest
holes everhttps://interestingengineering.com/company-power-world-dig-deepest-holes

"The brain behind the concept is a research engineer in MIT's Plasma Science and
Fusion Center, Paul Woskov. The engineer has spent the last 14 years developing
a method that may bring an abandoned coal power plant back online, entirely
carbon-free, within a decade. And his method, which is being commercialized by a
company named Quaise Energy, could work on nearly every coal and gas power
plant on our planet..."

/Mitch



Date: 06/30/22 20:05
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: pdt

Hope springs eternal.  I hope it works better than cold fusion.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/01/22 10:43 by pdt.



Date: 06/30/22 20:46
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: calumet

I couldn't access your link.  So in additon to CO2, does it eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions?  Nitrogen oxides?  Mercury?  Particulates {soot}?



Date: 06/30/22 21:23
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: jgilmore

Mgoldman Wrote:
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> which is being commercialized by a
> company named Quaise Energy, 

And run by Quasimodo?

JG



Date: 06/30/22 23:53
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: Drknow

jgilmore Wrote:
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> Mgoldman Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> --
> > which is being commercialized by a
> > company named Quaise Energy, 
>
> And run by Quasimodo?
>
> JG

And is Quaisephysics?

“The laws of thermodynamics will be followed in this house!”

-Homer Simpson-

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Date: 07/01/22 05:10
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: howeld

calumet Wrote:
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> I couldn't access your link.  So in additon to
> CO2, does it eliminate sulfur dioxide emissions? 
> Nitrogen oxides?  Mercury?  Particulates {soot}?


It doesn’t use coal in anyway. Just drilling (using a laser) a hole deep enough to boil water and generate steam. Coal is only mentioned for the use of abandoned coal plants. Don’t know too many power plants just sitting around unused. Usually scrapped quickly after shut down.

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Date: 07/01/22 05:21
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: dan7366

I've been wondering lately "Why not just turn Centralia, PA into a geothermal power plant?".

Dan



Date: 07/01/22 05:43
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: cjvrr

My big question would be how do you eliminate the heat loss when extracting the heat from such a deep hole (deeper than any others that have been drilled)?

Novel idea.



Date: 07/01/22 06:18
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: Lackawanna484

Geothermal heating is used in Iceland. Helps to have volcanoes around.

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Date: 07/01/22 17:32
Re: Good News for Coal- And now for something... completely diffe
Author: WM_1109

cjvrr Wrote:
> My big question would be how do you eliminate the
> heat loss when extracting the heat from such a
> deep hole (deeper than any others that have been
> drilled)?
>

Two words:  Reynolds Wrap.
/Ted



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