Renewable ENERGY replacing fossil fuel.
You will continue hearing me highlight the word “energy” when I am referring to reducing combustion in a vast number of applications.
This is a picture of what will soon be the world’s largest concentrating solar facility.
Note I did not say CSP which stands for concentrating solar power. This facility does not make any power. No steam turbines no boilers, no natural gas for fuel. In fact, this whole facility is designed to replace the gas that was being used to make the steam for the enhanced oil recovery that will continue for many years.
There are a great number of remarkable things about this project as well as the disclosure of some realities we don’t hear about had big renewable energy conferences that are absolutely determined to focus only on the electricity that can be made without combustion. Not energy, it just electricity.
If you do choose to read the article, it points out that two-thirds of the industrial energy used is thermal. It also points out that, as a result of not trying to make electricity, this project comes in at less than half the cost of the CSP plants focused on making electricity.
The CO2 reduction of this facility is equal to three times as much as CSP electricity because in this situation the overall heat efficiency is closer to 95% than the 35% of the thermal energy produced by the world’s largest see SP electricity generating stations.
To summarize, this highlights the incredible value of renewable ENERGY, when its use is not limited to just the electricity it can produce.
The applications for this approach two reducing fossil fuel our virtually unlimited, and will quickly be attacking other situations where fossil fuel is being burned to make heat.
“Combustion Free”© is achievable and within reach, if we just turn our focus to CO2 reduction, that is in addition to the usable electricity from wind and solar.