Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 19 of 19

Thread: The coming oil crisis

  1. #16
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    25,726

    Default

    Fluffy, the guy in your last posted article is a total advocate for peak oil theory. I realize that in and of itself, what I'm saying is not a rebuttal, but it hardly sounds like a disinterested analysis. I also tend to be kind of leery of articles that use exclamation points.

  2. #17
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    25,726

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    no oil = no plastics, either.
    You can take heart in the fact that you can now derive plastics from things like pig urine and soy. Although, I think if you were muslim or jewish, pig-urine derived plastics might present some kind of moral quandary.

    Below is part of an article about using soy-derived plastics/foam for car seats:

    Automotive Soy Foam image - Photos: Loaded with promise in the R&D pipeline - CNET News

    Shown here is a sample of the first use of functionalized soybean oil in the manufacture of flexible, polyurethane foam for automotive seating, recently developed by Ford Motor and Lear Corp.







    Development of the Automotive Soy Foam, an effort to replace petroleum-based products with sustainable materials, was not easy. Soy-based foams pose challenges to manufacturers like low chemical reactivity, blend separation, odor, fogging, and green strength. The team invented and developed new foam formulations to overcome all of these limitations and meet the stringent mechanical requirements of automotive seating, including adequate manufacturing cycle time. First used in the company's Mustang car, the seat will soon be added to other automotive lines.

  3. #18
    Elite Member lurkur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    5,351

    Default

    How am I going to drive to the gym with no oil????

  4. #19
    Elite Member MohandasKGanja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Wherever my kids are
    Posts
    25,726

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    How am I going to drive to the gym with no oil????
    In your Nissan LEAF.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: October 10th, 2008, 06:15 PM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: October 4th, 2008, 09:33 AM
  3. Financial crisis: What the candidates really mean
    By witchcurlgirl in forum U.S. Politics and Issues
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 19th, 2008, 01:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •