Thursday, 16 September 2021

Are Electric Cars the Answer to Climate Change?………..

Or……..is this all just a solution to solve the problem of falling availability of crude oil?

I read this today on Facebook and I thought I’d share it here.  We already know that windmills are incredibly expensive.  This quote below gives an idea of their costs, read it but then look at the following quote!

What's the cost of a wind turbine in 2021? $1,300,000 USD per megawatt. The typical wind turbine is 2-3 MW in power, so most turbines cost in the $2-4 million dollar range. Operation and maintenance runs an additional $42,000-$48,000 per year according to research on wind turbine operational cost.”   


Now read this!…….

Reapers Holland
@reapers.holland
 

Reapers Car Club is for all those that love cars and bikes.
Founded in Holland and now over 10 chapters World wide,in the USA, UK, Australia, Sweden and Holland.

Total fuel consumption of U.S. airlines is approximately 19 billion gallons annually.

Total fuel consumption for mining Ore for construction of electric car batteries is approximately 21 billion gallons annually.

The 21 billion gallons of fuel burned can only produce enough Ore to build 250,000 electric car batteries.

The lifespan of an electric battery is 10 years and is not renewable. By 2050 these batteries will fill landfills with 50 million pounds of waste that does not break down.

I wonder if people would still believe in electric power cars, vehicles or equipment if they knew how massive the carbon emissions footprint really was?”

Are these true facts? I don’t know but I suspect there’s more than a grain of truth in them. What is true, is the problem of what to do with the batteries after they are done with.

Electric cars are significant contributors to climate protection – but the mining of lithium for the batteries is often criticised. However, lithium is also used in the batteries of laptops and cell phones, as well as in the glass and ceramics industry and there doesn’t seem an alternative for them, yet.

So where is the most lithium mined?

With 51,000 tons, Australia was by far the most important supplier of lithium in 2018 – ahead of Chile (16,000 tons), China (8,000 tons) and Argentina (6,200 tons). This is shown by figures from the USGS (United States Geological Survey). The four countries mentioned have long dominated the picture, with Australia only gaining a clear lead over Chile in recent years.

Given these ‘facts’, real or only partially real, Bessler’s wheel is even more important than ever. Reducing the number of batteries needed would require a cheap, clean, portable energy generator - Besslerwheel, for example. Could the BW drive transport? Cars, trucks and ships? Sure. Aircraft? Doubtful, but is there any alternative to burning jet fuel the way we do today? I don’t think so, unless you accept a much,
much slower, larger, glider type of aircraft, maybe?

JC




28 comments:

  1. I was glad to see this blog is up and running again. I thought it was gone for good!

    There is a new kind of battery being developed which is an aluminum - air battery. It has three to four times the energy density of a lithium ion battery so, when fully charged, it can power a car for well over 1,000 miles before recharging is necessary. It can also be recharged in minutes instead of hours. Most importantly, aluminum is far more plentiful and cheaper than lithium and easily recycled.

    The major problem that remains is how to generate all of the electrical power needed to recharge hundreds of millions of electric cars daily around the world. Right now it looks like some combination of nuclear and solar might be able to do it if we are serious about completely eliminating the use of fossil fuels to begin to slow, stop, and reverse climate change. It's even possible that fusion reactors will be available in a few decades in which case we'll have all of the cheap electrical power we need.

    jason

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    1. Thanks Jason, I have heard of the aluminium air battery but it has a problem as I understand it with the anode. But I’m sure there are improvements on the way and it’s one to watch.

      JC

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  2. Electric jet engines are being developed.

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  3. Change is acommin.

    https://newatlas.com/search/?q=battery#nt=navsearch

    https://newatlas.com/search/?q=energy+density#nt=navsearch

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    1. Thanks for the links guys, I had no idea such advances were in development. Long way to go but it’s the right path.

      JC

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  4. Take a look at this
    https://spectrum.ieee.org/a-glass-battery-that-keeps-getting-better

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    1. Looking forward to that glass battery living up to the claims being made for it!

      JC

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  5. I have to address one comment from previous blog.

    To Anonymous 16 September 2021 at 00:10

    Excellent! You just nailed it! I’m impressed.
    You wrote:“Once rotation commences it accelerates to an optimal RPM for its design and dimensions” Wrong! Once rotation commences it accelerates to a maximum RPM for its design and dimensions
    “It builds up both angular momentum, and, rotational kinetic energy as a result of Cause and Effect“. Wrong! Once it reaches its maximum rotation this two values don’t change, they are constant, no more building up.
    This one is priceless: “It manipulates the conservative gravitational force that permeates it, with the use of simple mechanical principles”. How “moveable parts with mass” will be able to “manipulate the conservative gravitational force”? Smells like new undiscovered laws of physics are at play, or new “simple mechanical principles” yet to be discovered. On the other hand, if “the conservative gravitational force permeates it” (the wheel, I guess) then the wheel can not manipulate this “conservative gravitational force”, it would be comparable to a person swimming in a river and been able to manipulate flow of the water in that river. There are more priceless gems in your comment, but I don’t want to make this comment too long.
    It takes less than half a minute to read your comment, but it takes more than 10 minutes to translate it into simple, comprehensible English. You see, dressing ones ideas in pseudo scientific language doesn’t make it valid nor impressive.
    Best Regards

    BNR

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    1. I did read the comment you alluded to BNR, and although I agree with you, I think you were being a little unkind, I can’t fault your logic, but it’s hard to describe what we think must be happening within the device in question, when we don’t know how it worked. Describing the machine and it’s internal workings in the most general terms is bound to include generalisations which under scrutiny don’t always add up.

      JC

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    2. You are intellectually LAZY BNR - you criticise the anons attempt to answer your question, and offer no cogent answer to your own question.

      As Sam said ............ "works all day and eats no hay" might be better suited to you.

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    3. Talk about intellect. First of all I did not criticise the anons attempt to answer my question,I pointed out big mistakes he made in his "statements". I hope you can see the difference between the two. What's the point of me asking a question, then offer an answer to my own question. Forgive my ignorance, but I don't get this: "As Sam said ............ "works all day and eats no hay" might be better suited to you." By the way, can you tell why it "works all day and eats no hay"
      Best regards

      BNR

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    4. John Collins17 September 2021 at 13:43

      John, I will respond to your comment sometime tomorrow.

      BNR

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    5. BNR said .. "Anonymous14 September 2021 at 21:28
      Sam Peppiatt14 September 2021 at 21:28"

      BNR asked .. "The question was "what gravity PM Wheel is" , not how it works or supposed to work. So the question remains unanswered. Have another take at it."

      I've gone back and reread the anons answer to your question BNR, and Sams which I find probably the most entertaining if not accurate.

      You can frame answers to your 'simple' question in many ways. From anecdotal analogies to trying to drill down to relevant scientific terms and expressions that we might be familiar with. Whichever level of accuracy you prefer to use, given current understanding of mechanics and physics, they are all pseudo science. However, various anons did attempt to encircle the wagon for you. First by offering up thoughts regarding B's. PM Principle and Law, that it is a special circumstance (this is assuming that he was legitimate for which imo there is a strong chance). Secondly, by giving a description of what the physical characteristics are of any such wheel, also in pseudo science since physics says it is not possible.

      This is not new, and has been grappled with many times in many ways. The upshot is that the anon does answer your question imo in one sentence. Where he says paraphrased from you ..

      BNR said .. "This one is priceless: “It manipulates the conservative gravitational force that permeates it, with the use of simple mechanical principles”."

      I understand it to mean that this is the bit where pixie dust is sprinkled inside the wheel. Where the unique combination of mechanics in a conservative gravity environment, results in a not currently understood (by Newton's Laws) gain in impetus that no other known mechanical combinations can attain.

      And that is the short answer to your question IINM.

      -f

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    6. BNR -> ""The question was "what gravity PM Wheel is" , not how it works or supposed to work. So the question remains unanswered. Have another take at it."

      A gravity PM Wheel is a bunch of mechanical things including weights inside a wheel at the earths surface. It wants to rotate and keep rotating. It does this because there is a resultant forward force vector which is greater than the resultant backward force vector.

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    7. A convincing solution was found back in 2018, but many are still ignorant of it.

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    8. https://www.besslerwheel.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=182162#p182162

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    9. @anon2:53
      That was the second post by a guy who joined like six years ago and made his first post in late June asking about the book showing the wheel design which he wanted to get. A little over a week later in early July he made that second post saying he got and read a download and made an exact copy of the wheel design which took Bessler months to make!. He has some photos, but they only look similar to the design in the book which warns not to deviate from the book's design too much or the wheel may not run. He admits it self starts in some positions, but not others. I think he needs to carefully check the angles of the lever weight arms on the wheel's rising side (I think mainly the 7:30 and 9:00 ones) for the wheel positions where it does not self start and he will see they are not the same as the angles for those arms there for the wheel positions where it does self start. Most likely that is what is causing his wheel's cog to drop below the axle and lose torque in those positions where it does not self start. The first attempts at making this wheel may not be successful because of the preciseness it needs.. It has to be carefully made and adjusted if it is to run steady.

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    10. Bollocks! He clearly says he been visiting the discussion board for 10 years & became a member in 2015. He says he has built more "dead ducks" than most & has experience. His skill & preciseness is self evident. He explains clearly why it does not work. He was not building Bessler's wheel which took the allotted time. He was building someone else's wheel which took him much less time to build, adjust, fine tune the variables, test sensitivity, before drawing his conclusions & posting about it. He did what the inventor wouldn't do, at his expense.

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    11. No no no i will sit back and watch and accept it doesn't work when 10 skilled people have built it and it doesn't run. Unless its bad workmanship so make that 100.

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    12. @anon 22:20

      You need to reread anon 2:53's post more carefully. That "dead duck" builder, after being a BWF member for six years, only made his first post in late June of THIS year and it was motivated by his hearing about that Ken B book. He may have gotten the download like he claimed, but all he did was cannibalize some other failed wheel he had built and quickly added some Y shape levers to it. That's nice but there's no way of telling if his spring tensions, lever weights, etc. are actually the same as those specified in that book and which Ken B claims were directly derived from the DT portrait clues and must be duplicated as closely as possible to have success. It is only his build (IIRC his name is Dave W.) which is the "dead duck" and not necessarily the design Ken B found. Many are convinced that the Bessler/Behrendt design is in fact THE one Bessler found and used and, as the "dead duck" builder admitted, it looks like the "perfect solution" to Bessler's wheels. Imo, more work needs to be done with it especially using simulations. I think they will come in time.

      Stan

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    13. Are you discussing with Dave W to fix the problems then?

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    14. No, but I think anon 02:53 above gave some good advice about the lever angles. In this book, Ken B mentions that the CoG of that 3 foot diameter Gera prototype wheel was only 1/16th inch away horizontally from the axle's center! That's the reason its torque is so low and you can't afford to have any excessive deviations in the specs for any of the parts and their placements. The situation improves a bit for a larger diameter wheel. In Bessler's 12 foot diameter wheels the CoG's were four times farther from their axle centers, but that was still only 4/16's or 1/4 inch! This requirement for precision is probably a major reason no one else ever managed to duplicate one of Bessler's wheels.

      I've seem many proposed and constructed designs for overbalanced wheels, but their inventors always try to maximize torque by having their CoG's as far horizontally from their axles' centers as possible. That approach sounds good in principle, but in practice always leads to failure as one can see from all of the MT machine designs. Even with precision, there is probably some additional fine tuning of the mechanics that needs to be done to make a reproduction of a Bessler wheel run smoothly and, IIRC, Bessler mentioned that after one of his wheels was finished, he had to spend a few extra days making adjustments to it.

      Stan

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    15. U da man Stan.

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    16. Imagine if the Gera 3 foot wheel COG is only 1/16th inch horizontally away from the axle center as KB suggests. The last 10 inch diameter runner model Bessler made for his landlord would be only microns offset based on that premise. Ridiculous. No wonder he fights so hard against its dimensions.

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    17. That occasionally quoted 10 inch or 10 zoll figure is based on a post made years ago by a former BWF member called "Hotzenplotz". He was a German native and CLAIMED he had read it in a 1745 newspaper announcing the offer Bessler made to sell that last wheel. However, Hotzenplotz never provided any proof of that newspaper article so his claim could be verified. Someone suggested that the 10 zoll figure, assuming he remembered it accurately, was most likely due to a typographical error someone made while setting the type for the newspaper. It probably should have been 100 zolls which would make the wheel about 8'4" in diameter.

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    18. I wonder if JC has the newspaper article to share, or any other researcher?

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  6. Guys! if you want to solve the wheel,every detail is described in the apologia prose.

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  7. I read these comments after I has posted a new blog, but let me point out that Ken’s wrong in so many places. His facts are inaccurate, for instance he mentions three foot Gera wheel, which never existed! It was actually 4.6 feet in diameter. His suggestion that its cog was 1/16th of an inch from the axle, utterly unbelievable and wrong any way.

    JC

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