Blast from the Past: A Water-Powered Acetylene Engine by Blast from the Past
May 18, 2016
Hello! I'm Parag Gupta, an MIT Climate CoLab Catalyst. Please fill out your proposal if you would like feedback. Thanks! (By the way, acetylene is highly flammable and exceptionally unstable, so I don't know where you are going with this.)
May 23, 2016
Do not confuse miles per gallon with efficiency... The common fuel in the 1920's was moonshine alcohol because there were no fuel stations.
When J Paul Getty broke oil into a fraction called 'ethyl', later called gasoline he persuaded the Government to support Prohibition and eliminate alcohol as a competitor... To the Public he sold ethyl as going twice as far on a tank of fuel, only because it contained twice the Btu's of alcohol, not because it was any more efficient.
Alcohol is the only truly renewable fuel, but at 6% average efficiency, (Btu fuel consumed vs Btu Work done) the production of Alcohol cannot keep up with demand.
my proposal would make Alcohol viable as a fuel.
Jun 15, 2016
Hello! It's Parag Gupta again, an MIT Climate CoLab Catalyst. I have reviewed your materials again and am glad that you addressed some of the points I made in my comments. Good luck moving forward!