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Silicon-fuelled power stations one solution, says NZ scientist

Friday 1 Aug 08 9:00am

A Waikato University scientist has reached for his periodic table - which shows that carbon and silicon are in the same family - and has outlined what is being applauded as the most cogent argument to date for a silicon economy, powered by silicon fuel.

Professor Earl Bardsley views silicon-fuelled power stations, situated near their fuel-stock of sand, as similar in some ways to current coal-fired power stations, also sited near their fuel source.

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