“Burn” Coal using a Cold Process

This technology is similar to my idea on how to make new metals using a cold process. We have a super-abundance of coal in the United States and many other parts of the world, but the environmental movements have made coal a negative energy source because of the release of carbon dioxide.

I already have a page on how to use coal dust to make natural gas and use the residue to make carbon fiber. This is a new idea that uses the properties of cold contraction to access the energy stored in coal.

The same laws of physics apply to both expansion from heat or contraction from cold. The issue is that we know how to use heat and gases, but are clueless about using the energy released from internal compression.

Think about it, when we freeze water, it, suddenly, forms a crystalline structure we call ice. That is a huge energetic change that involves a release of a lot of energy. On the opposite side of the ledger, when ice melts, it releases this same amount of energy gradually.

So… If we can figure out how to capture the energy related to the freezing and melting of water, that would be a huge advance in producing usable energy. Now, apply this same approach to a lump of coal. Is there a change in the crystalline structure of coal when we freeze it the “right” way? Yes. Is using coal more efficient than using water? Yes, when “freezing” coal, there is a sudden release of energy when the compressed crystalline structure is produced and again, a sudden release of energy when it decompresses. Using this process, the coal is not destroyed; it just compresses and decompresses. No carbon dioxide or heat or dust is released into the atmosphere.

The trick is finding out how to capture and harness this released energy. I know how to do this.

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