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The tag 'Fischer-Tropsch' is associated with 23 posts.

FTR #643 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Long-standing effort by neo-fascists to acquire “spe­cial­ized knowl­edge and abil­i­ties,” mil­i­tary, law-enforcement and espi­onage pro­fi­ciency; UFO devices devel­oped by humans, not space aliens.

FTR #641 Were We Controlled? (Part II), The Collapse of Bear Stearns

Dis­turb­ing analy­sis of the appar­ent sab­o­tage of invest­ment bank Bear Stearns by cor­po­rate ele­ments asso­ci­ated with the global Nazi money machine.

Biofuels Become Aviation’s Big Focus

by Chris Kjel­gaardAviation.com As con­cerns about global warm­ing inten­sify through­out the world, avi­a­tion is receiv­ing a dis­pro­por­tion­ate level of scrutiny for its con­tri­bu­tion to total global pro­duc­tion of green­house gases. Even though avi­a­tion emits only about one-ninth as much car­bon diox­ide (CO2) as do motor vehi­cles, its high-visibility nature as an activ­ity, its rapid growth as [...]

FTR #612 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Recorded Sep­tem­ber 23, 2007 MP3: Side 1 | Side 2 REALAUDIO Begin­ning with dis­cus­sion of Iran­ian pres­i­dent Ahmadinejad’s recent appear­ance at Ivy League Colum­bia Uni­ver­sity in New York, the pro­gram high­lights the dis­turb­ing sim­i­lar­ity to a past pres­i­dent of that university’s embrace of fas­cism. Just as Nicholas Mur­ray But­ler was dis­mis­sive of con­cerns that fascism [...]

Big Coal Tries to Recruit Military to Kindle a Market

Big Coal Tries to Recruit Mil­i­tary to Kin­dle a Mar­ket Use as Liq­uid Fuel Is an Aim, but Cost, Pol­lu­tion Are Issues by Matthew Dal­tonWSJ The coal indus­try wants the U.S. mil­i­tary to jump-start a major new mar­ket for its prod­uct: liq­uid trans­porta­tion fuels derived from coal. The effort, how­ever, faces skep­tics who say the Pentagon [...]

FTR #591 Miscellaneous Articles and Updates

Jere­miah Dug­gan, young British Jew mur­dered in Ger­many after trav­el­ing to Wies­baden to attend an event staged by the Schiller Institute.

Liquid coal: A cheaper, cleaner 21st century fuel?

by Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) — When rail­roads ruled, it was the sweat­ing fire­men shov­el­ing coal into the fur­nace who kept the engines run­ning. Now, nearly two cen­turies after Stephenson’s “Rocket” steam loco­mo­tive helped usher in the Indus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion, that same coal could be the fuel that keeps the jet age aloft. But with a twist: [...]

FTR #561 Economics 9/11, Part II

War­fare in the Mid­dle East gen­er­ally pre­cip­i­tates a rise in oil prices. The resul­tant trans­fer of wealth from every energy-using indi­vid­ual and insti­tu­tion to the petro­leum indus­try and asso­ci­ated nation­als, such as the Saudis, con­sti­tutes a stag­ger­ing trans­fer of wealth. The I.G. Farben-developed Fischer/Tropsch process is stag­ing a comeback.

FTR #552 Update on “The Formula” and the Standard-I.G. Agreement of 1929

Hydro­gena­tion process, core of the Standard/I.G. Agree­ment of 1929 emerg­ing again as a com­mer­cially viable process for the man­u­fac­ture of motor fuel.

Clean Diesel from Coal

A novel cat­alytic method could let you fill up your tank with coal-derived diesel, cut­ting U.S. depen­dence on for­eign oil. By Kevin Bullis As the cost of oil soars and wor­ries over the U.S. depen­dence on for­eign petro­leum esca­late, coal is bec oming an increas­ingly attrac­tive alter­na­tive as a feed­stock to make a range of fuels. [...]