Pilots to Require Stokers?

Pilots to require stokers?

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:10 am

Greg, soon you'll need a fireman and a stoker when you fly!

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 084650.htm
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:46 am

Hi Ian, I guess this means that my experience with burning coal will give me more job security! :lol:

This is coal-gassification, The germans did this during WWII since they had limited petroleum resources.

There is a big push to create liquid fuels from all coal in Montana, something like enough coal to make gas/diesel/heating oil for another couple of centuries. ?? Not sure on that 'statistic'.

The latest idea is that the US government guarantee the coal-gassification industry a per-barrel price of $38, this is their break-even cost to make the 5 Billion initial investment worthwhile for the investors.

Well the ONLY way oil would drop to $38/barrel would be if OPEC saw a threat from our coal-gassification program. So if the Gov. gurarantees the $38 price then the investors will step up to the plate and we can make our own oil.

As much as I hate big government, I think this is a good idea and program, the Gov is not really involved except as a guarantee money source.

Maybe in a decade or so...

Greg L.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260
Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Self-built 'Big Bertha' SS Boiler
Baseburners & Antiques: Keystone 11, Art Garland

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:06 pm

Moving this, good topic for news.
Richard S.
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite