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Welcome to an outpost on Energy's Final Frontier: Clean Energy.
Clean energy calls for technologies far beyond wind, solar, and conventional nuclear.

Someone, somewhere, has to select, collect, and show how to connect equipment that can take Climate Changing CO2 pulled out of the air by plants or machines, use it to make carbon neutralized synthetic combustion biofuels from it, and to burn these fuels in place of fossil fuels so we don't screw up the environment any more than we already have. 
This will Stop Climate Change.
 
That's what this educational web site
is all about - blogging engineering projects that have the potential to stop Climate Change.

Your author, a professional electrical/electronics engineer, began in 1956 as an student engineering intern making electrical control systems drawings for large utility coal burning power plants.  He also worked on instrumentation drawings for one nuclear power plant, Fermi 1, in Monroe, Michigan.  I retired in 1996, having spent my last 28 professional years as the senior control systems engineer for a large pharmaceutical company. 

There, I had the good fortune to work on several chemical production process project engineering teams that had chemical engineers willing to take the time to explain things chemical to an electroniker.  These projects brought about some tutoring by top notch Underwriters Laboratories consultants from Northbrook, IL, at company expense. I still have the 1988 UL 913 reference book UL gave me.  That experience has helped my web site work in understanding environmentally clean synthetic fuels. It was also my good fortune to have a cell biologist wife who had her undergraduate degree in organic chemistry and a daughter who became an analytical chemist.

Always undergoing incremental improvements, this unsponsored educational web site is the pro bono effort of a professional engineer who has spent 40+ years working in and around electrical power plant engineering, industrial electricity, and multi-campus industrial energy management systems.  This site is a bit like an Encyclopedia - there are many pages and many links on many topics.

To aid in his investigations of coal power plants, the author still has great need for access to the 2007 and 2014 versions of http://www.platts.com/products/worldelectricpowerplantsdatabase .

The author is not a nuclear engineer.  He does have an applications engineer's familiarity with the major types of nuclear reactors and has concluded today's helium gas cooled TRISO and molten salt cooled nuclear reactors have the "Right Stuff" in terms of temperature, capacity, and fuel types and are the safest and best-suited to address mankind's long-term energy needs.  He has also learned there are better ways to dispose of nuclear waste.

This website and any equipment or manufacturers mentioned here have absolutely no connection with each other.   This author merely thinks they are good enough examples of their type and is suggesting they be considered for use in the author's suggested pilot plant plans.  If you happen to have a product you think is clearly superior for the application cited, please bring it to my attention.  While accuracy is attempted, it is not guaranteed.

Please share and question the ideas found here. Please contact me to correct my mistakes and misunderstandings.

Ending Climate Change is a pioneering technology.  Be part of it.  Thank you for visiting StoppingClimateChange.  I invite your questions, comments, and suggestions. -  Jim Holm

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