Coal to oil conversion is now going forward not backwards
By John M. Kocol, 12/4/11
With Dr. Nathan Lewis's CO2 to methanol conversion technology [on April 12, 2012, Dr. George A. Olah, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1994, became the first person in the world to commercialize CO2 to methanol conversion] using artificial photosynthesis, coal to oil conversion will become very valuable not only from the oil that is produced from that process, but more importantly from the CO2 streams that are created by converting coal to oil.
In my opinion, these carbon dioxide streams will become commodities greatly in demand. CO2 will be turned into methanol which is one of the cleanest fuels around. On the other hand, coal to oil conversion would be going backwards if the coal to oil industry decides against converting CO2 to methanol in favor of storing CO2 underground. This would be foolish. For what will we do when the CO2 begins to leak into our clean water supply and into the air?
John M. Kocol, Founder & CEO
ALM, Harvard University
BA, Eastern Connecticut State University
U.S. Army Medic, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, TX
U.S. Army Soldier, Fort Bliss, TX
John M. Kocol is the Founder and CEO of Kocol LLC which is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and HUBZone Small Business. John M. Kocol seeks American, Canadian and Mexican energy independence via financial banking ideas about integrating the American and Mexican banking systems (now the American, Canadian and Mexican energy systems) from his ALM Harvard Master's Thesis: "Federal Reserve Expansion in Mexico," Dr. John Womack Jr. was Thesis Director, by constructing his coal to oil (CoalToOil.com) plants that will also convert the CO2 to methanol (CO2toMethanol.com). He'll then sell methanol (made from natural gas and CO2) at his ACM FUEL filling stations which will be located throughout America, Canada and Mexico. Energy independence will then result without making any significant changes to our energy infrastructure.