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Will Bauer 2 nd Period Shapiro, Econ Scientists Would Turn Greenhouse Gas Into Gasoline Synopsis : Two scientists from a lab in Los Alamos have proposed a way of taking carbon dioxide from the air and reverting it back into gasoline. When the population reaches 9 billion in 2050, saving natural resources will be one of our main concerns. We need to act quickly to find alternates with fuel, and turning greenhouse gases into gasoline is a good answer. Who : scientists F. Jeffrey Martin and William L. Kubic Jr. What : proposing a plan, which they named Green Freedom, for removing carbon dioxide from the air and turning it back into gasoline. This will lower the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, while also helping recreate fuel for cars and jets. Where : Los Alamos When : Tuesday February 19, 2008 How : Air would be blown over a liquid solution of potassium carbonate, which would absorb the carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide would then be
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Unformatted text preview: extracted and subjected to chemical reactions that would turn it into fuel: methanol, gasoline or jet fuel. Background : To make the energy to transfer carbon dioxide into gasoline, so we have to use nuclear power plants to do so. This is not an easy process, but if it works it could be a breakthrough in society, helping economies of well-developed countries. Text to class connection : If we go through with this plan it could potentially change the way we think about gasoline, and pay for it. Our economy would reap major benefits from cheap prices and no dependency on foreign oil. Also, it is our kids who are going to be struggling when it comes to finding gasoline, so we must act now while we can. This new method of taking carbon dioxide and turning it into gasoline is very smart and should be started immediately. If we wait too long, we will be in a hole and have no idea what to do to help out our economy....
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