Will transform life on Earth. The petrol takes in as much CO2 to grow, as is released when burnt. Already biodiesel is a carbon 0 fuel – again taking in much CO2 to form, as released when burnt.
Biodiesel totally side-steps the oil countries – who are trying to make out the green diesel somehow pollutes: it does not.
It produces Nitrous oxides – NO and NO2. Both petrol and diesels do. So the petrol engine has no advantage here.
The main source of NOx are lightening and woods fires. Lightening is a million times as important a source of NOx. These gases are washed out of the air as nitrous and nitric acids, where they fertilise plant growth.
So the UK government should re-introduce the tax break to buy a diesel – as it reduces CO2, and goes around producing as much natural plant fertilizer as a petrol car.
But Fossil Fuels are a vastly expensive source of petrol – which is a potent green house gas polluter – diesels are carbon 0.
If we chill city air we have compressed to 10 atmospheres, at 0oC, CO2 comes out as a liquid. We then use a steam plasma as a heat source – 1,600 times as dynamic as an oil or gas burner, and emission free.
1 H2O+TU->2H++O2++4e- forming the plasma.
2 xH++e- ->(x+1)n0 we convert the hydrogens into neutrons – a proton bonded to an electr0n. H+=xn0.p+ hydrogen nuclei are a proton bonded to 1 neutron usually – may be several.
So a steam plasma tube, is our strand of neutron star – the longest lasting and least toxic energy source in the universe.
3 16O2++4n0->8H++6e- oxygen damps down the H fission, but in the end if 8H fissions in energy terms.
So we feed in 8.5x10-11cc of regular water a year, and get our 1.2MW of carbon 0, NOx 0 heat a year. We entrain air, and feed the hot at at 350oC, into a thermoelectric generator. That produces 72kW of DC. We use power electronics to produce speed linked AC, to drive contactless AC motors: we have no direct link – the drive is fed magnetically into each wheel.
Usually we will drive 2 wheels – at the flick of a switch, we get 4 or 6 wheel drive.
So we will never actually measure the volume of water we use – we have a spring loaded device to top up the plasma pressure, that will be be full, as we replace the car.
When parked at home, we have a magnetic link, to sell current to the national grid. They pay us for the power we sell them.
At a chemical factory, we take the CH4 our CO2 and steam has been converted into:
4 CO2+3H2O+P+T->CH4+He+O3+O2 the Sabatier reaction 'unburns' natural gas at 350oC, and 1 atmosphere. So power companies can make their own natural gas – and not buy it from British Gas etc.
So it then becomes a carbon 0 fuel. We drizzle diesel gas down a titanium honey comb catalyst – we pump methane up.
We then turn biodiesel in to biopetrol.
5 C12H26+4CH4->C16H34 diesel → petrol. I would tend to heat the oil, to speed the reaction.
So no Fossil Fuels. No OPEC or Saudi Arabia. Each town and city produces their own diesel and electric. We turn the heat of the sun, into car fuel. And produce the ultimate nearly free carbon 0 fuel.
One final thought about Global Warming, Photosynthesis fixes CO2 at 2 parts per million today – emission just tell us how much extra active life we are creating, from the dead Fossil Fuels.
In the Jurassic far fewer Fossil Fuels. 4ppm CO2 in the air. 3 natural ice age – with free average CO2 at 8ppm. 1 ice-age lasting 650 million years.
In the little ice age, less photosynthesis on land and seas, so back to 4ppm CO2 in the air. So CO2 capped at 2ppm today – its pre-industrial level. So explain man made Global Warming to me again – the natural climate has been cooling 21 years.
We got us Global Cooling.
NOx capped at 0.000000001% but natural photosynthesis. Limit to life, free CO2, then available NOx.