If this is true, this would be a real game-changer. Fortunately, the designers don’t work for Glenn Beck:
The old saying “fighting fire with fire” may be true or not depending upon the situation, but if someone told you the best way to fight (carbon-based) gas is with another gas, you might raise a skeptical eyebrow or two. But that’s exactly what a Swedish engineering company is claiming: successful capture of carbon from carbon-based greenhouse gases via the use of a hydrogen-based gas.
Calling their gas a ‘hydro-nano’ gas (or hydrogen-atomic nano gas, HNG), the Sweden-basedHydroInfra Technologies claims their technology “instantly neutralizes carbon fuel pollution emissions.”
The company also states that its HNG is safe and cost effective (those claims, together with the anti-pollution factor, makes this a “triple bottom line” type solution). HydroInfra is currently exploring ways to bring its technology to the marketplace. The company has already signed on to a joint venture to convert ships (which transport fossil fuel and emit carbon in the process) to using HNG.
If all the claims are true and field testing goes well, this could be a real ‘game-changer’ in the carbon sequestration game (though, as always, one must still store/contain the neutralized carbon products somehow). It may also disrupt current and planned ‘carbon credit’ schemes.
Not one for understatement or subtlety, Daniel Behr of HydroInfra offered a press statement, partly quoted here:
“…given the massive amount of fossil fuel pollution emissions by power plants, shipping and other industry sectors, HNG provides a real solution and is already being hailed as one of the most effective and exciting green technologies the world has yet seen.”
The HNG technology was developed by former Volvo engineer Sven Erik and was based upon the Nobel Prize-winning research on hydrogen atoms and diatomic alkali by Yuan Tseh Lee (whom Erik met at a Nobel ceremony several years ago).
The company also plans to offer its technology to coal- or oil-burning power plants around the world, stating that inserting HNG into the exhaust system has been proven to completely reduce pollution emissions to zero. Governments eager to meet or exceed their reduction targets are also on their list.
6 thoughts on “If this is true”
This new process does nothing to minimize the heat generated by burning shit. Does Behr know that todays cities are 3 to 5 degrees warmer then the surrounding suburbs? Why is that? If it takes 1 bbl of Saudi oil to recover 1 bbl of fracked U.S. oil where is the advantage? Look at the amount of energy it requires to run a fracking operation.
Then we’ll use the residue to start a line of blimps for air transport.
I dunno. I went to their web site (http://www.hydroinfra.com/en/solutions/what-is-hng/). They don’t explain anything. There’s a lot of mumbo-jumbo about “exotic hydrogen,” by which they really seem to mean exotic water but even that’s not clear. The kindest take is to assume they’re afraid of being scooped. But it sounds more like flimflam to me.
Like quixote, I would bet on the flimflam.
Even if this procedure worked perfectly, those who burn fossil fuels, and who now get to use the atmosphere as a “free” (for them; disastrous cost for everyone else) dump – would have to be persuaded that they should invest in this technology.
Would any corporation anywhere do that – give up a “free” externality they can foist off on somebody else?
Heck no. Every corporation will always choose short term profit over long-term sustainable life.
Therefore, some organization that represents the interest of the people, of life on the planet, would have to come forward and declare that this is “best available technology” to which every “person” combusting carbon at other than some ‘de minimus’ scale must employ.
Someone with the interests of the people at heart would have to implement this as enforceable policy or regulation.
And with the Congress and the Administration we have now does anyone think there is a polar bear’s chance of finding an ice cube that that would happen?
Hydro Infra Technologies (“HIT”) claims in its “Confidential Investors Memorandum” that it has created a technology that will “virtually eliminate pollutant emissions generated by coal & oil fired power stations.” HIT claims to have related patents but provides no evidence to support that claim. As another unsubstantiated claim, HIT mentions in passing that “the technology can be used to extract water from air,” presumably to miraculously produce clean water literally from thin air.
HIT produced an internet brochure called “Verification Test Report” that relies on “scientific” information cut and pasted from Wikipedia and other websites. The brochure displays no scientific scholarship, other than showing illustrations and some “data” to “verify” their outlandish claims. HIT even quotes Lars Månsson and Olof Sten, the people who appear to have rented HIT emissions measurement devices for the “test”, as having issued a joint comment that states: “According to our professional experience, we have never seen results like this before.” In a normal lab report, that kind of language usually is to identify data as being skewed or suspect. Instead, HIT misrepresents that statement as an enthusiastic endorsement, although neither they, nor any third party expert evaluated HIT’s “device”, methodology, or results.
Who is the mysterious scientist responsible for HIT’s unsubstantiated claims?
That person is supposedly “Sven Erik”, who claims to have been a “leading engineer at Volvo for 20 years.” Unfortunately, Sven Erik does not seem to exist as a scientist, engineer, or in any other professional capacity on Google or other search engines.
As HIT is not a scientific endeavor, why does it exist?
From their website and internet posts, HIT seems to be a scheme to misinform, mislead, and aggressively induce naïve, uneducated, ecology “investors” into giving their savings to an internet investment scam. Consider the information provided on HIT’s website:
“Shares in HIT are available. We especially welcome green investors (big & small) and have set a very low entry level to allow smaller green investors to participate.” On August 31st, HIT announced: “HIT will be issuing additional shares. HIT shareholders will benefit from the additional shares being issued. Current share allocations will be doubled. We expect the share issue process to be completed within 7 days.”
But, what company are these people sending their money to?
“Hydro Infra Technologies STC AB is currently registered in Sweden. Registration number: 556932-9658. HIT acquired a company with a different registered name and filed a company name change. Before the end of 2013 HIT will move its domiciled corporate registration to Switzerland to become a Swiss Trust Company.”
First, HIT bought a bankrupt or defunct Swedish company and changed its name, rather than spend the small amount required to create a new company that does not potentially have bad debts, outstanding litigation, or other liabilities. Acquiring a defunct “shell company” and changing its name is common in penny-stock frauds whose perpetrators are primarily concerned with avoiding legal responsibilities and hiding their identities.
However, it is considerate of HIT to inform its investors that the money they are paying for “Class B” non-voting shares in a Swedish company will end up in the Swiss bank account of an unidentified “Swiss Trust Company”. This announcement presumably notifies its investors that they are ratifying the decision to send their money to the Swiss bank account of another company by the end of the year.
Beyond the planned move from Sweden to Switzerland, HIT represents in its “Confidential Investors Memorandum” that its non-existent Swiss Trust Company is destined to be listed on the DAX German Stock Exchange in record time:
“HIT will be incorporated and domiciled as a Swiss Trust Company in Switzerland. HIT will be a public company, already pre-approved to be listed on the German stock exchange in Frankfurt. An initial 10 million shares in HIT will be issued to private investors. The shares will be allocated in blocks until all 10 million shares are sold.”
Where do all of HIT’s bizarre non-scientific and non-business claims originate?
The person who appears to be responsible for HIT goes by the name “Daniel Behr” and is variously described as “HIT Media & Press Desk”, “Head of Shareholder Support”, expert in “Reincarnation”, expert in “Working with Angels”, and “Poet for Space Aliens” (see YouTube).
It doesn’t matter what the deniers think. This technology is legitimate, and it will come to fruition. The reason why you haven’t heard more about it, is because there are non-disclosure agreements in place. For those that claim that they don’t reveal enough on their website, the patents are still pending, and they are not going to reveal exactly how to use the technology until they are fully protected. They aren’t idiots, and they aren’t going to risk it until they are fully protected. If it could currently be revealed, you would be very surprised at who is currently interested in bringing this technology to fruition.
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