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Fuel Prices

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  • What ever happened to Jim Trounson?! His website http://www.thermaldepolymerization.org/index.php has not been updated since 2007! Can't find the latest news on TDP, and Jim Trounson links are not working/nor his email. Can you please provide current information on TDP/Jim Trounson?
    Would love to help in the little way that I can to see TDP manifest into fully serving communities around the world.
    A fan of TDP, Yolanda Bertaud
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    • 1. The Fuel Crisis in America By Chris Newton
    • 2. Current Price of Gasoline
      • Current
        • National Average:$3.90
        • State Average: $3.83
      • One Year Ago
        • National Average: $2.50-$3.00
        • State Average: $2.50-$3.00
    • 3. What can be done?
      • Lowering the cost of petroleum by tapping into US reserves
      • Using alternative fuels
      • Using man made gasoline
    • 4. Breakdown of Gas Prices (At the Pump)
      • Taxes: 80 cents
      • Distribution and Marketing: 40 cents
      • Refining: 40 cents
      • Crude oil: $2.35
    • 5. Major increases in Demand
      • China’s consuming about 7% more gas each year
      • More demand= higher price for everyone
    • 6. Lower Gas Prices?
      • The Gov’t has suggested cutting gas tax
      • Demand is continually increasing
      • Only way is to find more oil reserves
    • 7. Or…
      • Tap into U.S. Oil Reserves
      • Currently 701 million barrels ready to be distributed in a moment notice
    • 8. U.S. Oil Reserves
      • This could lower gas prices by about 20% (about 80 cents per gallon)
      • According to Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman, U.S. oil reserves are only for emergency
      • So, no hope here either
    • 9. Alternative Fuels
      • With no relief in gasoline and petroleum product prices in sight, alternative fuels remain the World’s best option.
    • 10. Renewable Energy Sources
      • Hybrid cars
      • Electric cars
      • Ethanol powered cars
      • Solar powered cars
    • 11. The Hybrid
      • A hybrid vehicle is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources
      • Internal Combustion (used to accelerate and cruising over 50mph)
      • Electric motor for everything else
    • 12. Electric Only Power
      • The Good
      • Quiet
      • do not produce noxious fumes
      • Impressive acceleration
      • The Bad
      • high battery costs
      • limited travel distance between battery recharging
      • charging time
      • battery lifespan
    • 13. Solar Power
      • Not Pretty… but pretty functional
      • Solar vehicles are not practical day-to-day transportation devices at present, but are primarily demonstration vehicles and engineering exercises.
    • 14. Renewable Gasoline?
      • Another solution to solve the energy crisis may lie in scientifically engineered gasoline.
    • 15. Thermal DePolymerization
      • TDP is still under research
      • Only small scale test have been done
      • NO by-products as all gases released are contained and used to power the plant from the beginning
    • 16. Why aren’t we using it?
      • Simply not enough funds for a large scale test
      • Very new (i.e. in the last three years)
    • 17. If it works…
      • If TDP works as claimed on a large scale, gasoline would be available, almost indefinitely, for under $1 dollar a gallon.
    • 18. Conclusion
      • Doubtful that gas prices are to go down
      • Alternative fuels/cars are good option
      • Scientifically engineered fossil fuel (i.e. TDP) seems the best idea
    • 19. Works Cited
      • Grabianowski, Ed, and Kevin Bonsor.  &quot;How Gas Prices Work.&quot;  05 June 2001.  HowStuffWorks.com.<http://auto.howstuffworks.com/gas-price.htm> 26 May 2008.
      • &quot;Learn about Hybrid Vehicles/Cars.&quot; beyondfossilfuel . 2008. 26 May 2008 <http://www.beyondfossilfuel.com/hybrid/>.
      • &quot;Learn about the History and Future of the Electric Car .“ beyondfossilfuel . 2008. 26 May 2008 <http://www.beyondfossilfuel.com/electric/>.
      • Jim, Trounson. &quot;Energy Crisis Solutio .&quot; Thermal Depolymerization . 31 Mar. 2004. 26 May 2008 <http://www.thermaldepolymerization.org/>.
      • http://winfotech.com/images/article24995.gif
    • 20. Works Cited (cont.)
      • &quot;Learn about Hybrid Vehicles/Cars.&quot; beyondfossilfuel . 2008. 26 May 2008 <http://www.beyondfossilfuel.com/hybrid/>.
      • The Associated Press. &quot;Is It Time To Tap U.S. Oil Reserves?&quot; Online posting. 22 May 2008. 26
      • May 2008 <news:CBS News>.
      • www.worldproutassembly.org
      • innovech.files.wordpress.com
      • gizmodo.com
      • www.walkonmypath.com/.../gas-price-breakdown.gif
      • www.foxnews.com/images/277560/0_61_oil_drill.jpg
      • www.cartalk.com/.../images/altfuel-main.gif