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a Philippine treasure: DEUTERIUM

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so i read our country has a loooot, and by that i mean an inexhaustible amount, of deuterium (hydrogen gas) deposits in the Philippine deep. according to an article*, our country has the largest deuterium deposit in the whole world and our reserves are being replenished daily by mother nature by delivering currents of deuterium all the way from central america down to our trenches. this is a freaking big issue for the majority of the oil savages at the middle east, and ultimately us! we all know that our fuel resources are depleting exponentially (or maybe that's just a media propaganda so drillers remain in power to dictate oil prices? errdk), so this could be (or maybe THE ONLY) the solution to not run out of gas. i'm not sure if it's right to promote another fuel alternative, for all i know, it could complicate environmental issues further... but based on what i've read, when used as a fuel in combustion engines, deuterium's only by-product is water so that's pretty cool. its being part of the water family eliminates grave threats of toxic by-products. >8D if you haven't read about it, you can check wiki haha but basically it's an isotope of water, with one proton, and one neutron. and that neutron is responsible for making it heavy therefore making it sink deep down under the ocean. which brings it to be dubbed as "heavy hydrogen" and "heavy water" in most references.

so what do we care?

at this moment where the US and Europe are at the brink of completely losing grip of their economy, it's time for us to SHINE! Deuterium, i think it's one of the best answers to our uhm, problems. we must tap and utilize this epic resource NOW. i believe it requires some heavy technology to drill that deep down the marianas trench, but come on. haha just don't tell me that rumors are true that development rights for Philippine deuterium has been SOLD to another country.

oh crap.

*here's article btw,

HUGE ENERGY RESOURCE FOUND IN MARIANAS TRENCH

By Agnes E. Donato

SAIPAN, CNMI (Marianas Variety, ) – The world's largest deposit of deuterium, 
which can replace most forms of fuel in powering engines, can be found in the 
Marianas and Philippine trenches, according to a research by a local group.

Former Rep. Manasses S. Borja and Melqui Pacis, of Western International 
Corp., said the Marianas and the Philippines have a deuterium deposit 868 
miles long — 52 miles at its widest point, and 7 miles at its deepest point 
in the Marianas.

This deposit, they added, is "replenished by nature 24 hours a day" through 
the north equatorial current tidal flow which carries deuterium all the way 
from Central America.

Deuterium, a form of concentrated hydrogen, is used in the production of 
natural gas now utilized in Canada, America, Germany and Sweden, to provide 
fuel for cars, trucks and jet planes, said Pacis and Borja, who is running 
for a Precinct 2 seat in the House of Representatives.

"Deuterium can replace gasoline, (liquefied petroleum gas), (liquefied 
natural gas), Avgas, etc. in powering all types of internal combustion 
engines. It does not emit pollutants or any harmful carbon monoxide and does 
not cause any environmental problems because it is in the water family," they 
said.

They added, "Deuterium as hydrogen fuel can also be used for cooking, 
lighting, and heating, and as heavy water fuel for reactors in electric power 
generation. (Aside from the CNMI), only the Philippines can supply all the 
requirements in deuterium as hydrogen fuel and as hydrogen for food, chemical 
and metal industries worldwide for the next two centuries."

Borja and Pacis are urging the governments of the CNMI and the Philippines to 
promote the deuterium deposit to investors.

Borja and Pacis reported that prospective investors from the U.S., Japan and 
Saudi Arabia had expressed interest in the project.

"The rule of thumb investment estimates is about $200 million for every 1 
million barrels daily production capacity — a very much lower 
investment-capacity ratio than petroleum production," they said. "At 12 
million barrels per day capacity, the estimated total investment is $2.4 
billion."

October 30, 2003

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SOURCE: Pacific Islands Report
http://www.sidsnet.org/archives/energy-newswire/2003/msg00053.html