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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]