There's the rub Paul. The ability to produce cellulosic and butanol has been around as long as CTL and GTL. Like those technologies, all it takes for viability is a crude oil price at stratospheric heights.
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Perhaps lunar miners could use something analogous to Bruce Damer's idea for asteroids of using CO in an enclosure warmed by the sunlight and iron and nickel extracted in attached 3D printer - with the PGM's as residue.
Chapter 82 - Metal Processing and Metal Working Industry
Lead. The primary lead production process consists of four steps: sintering, smelting, drossing and pyrometallurgical refining. To begin, a feedstock comprising mainly of lead concentrate in the form of lead sulphide is fed into a sintering machine.
6.4 Other Materials. Some other materials of special interest for nuclear weapons use are listed below. 6.4.1 Beryllium (Be) Beryllium, element 4, is named after the mineral beryl, which is a natural ore (beryllium aluminum silicate, Be3Al2(SiO3)6, aquamarine and emerald are precious forms of this mineral).
Silicon Dioxide is a natural compound of silicon and oxygen found mostly in sand, Silica has three main crystalline varieties: quartz, tridymite, and cristobalite. Fine particulate silica dust from quartz rock causes over a long-term progressive lung injury, silicosis.
Eco-efficiency: Combining efficiency and ecological aspects in the pursuit of sustainable development. Energy Resources Conservation Board: see ERCB Directive 17 Electric motor: A device that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy that can be used to drive mechanical equipment.
The academic partners have capabilities that significantly exceed the needs of a single corporate partner. The scope of challenges and the potential for research to shape the advanced energy economy is large.
Devil In The Dark (1967) The Horta was an example of Silicon life.; Now we are really sailing off into terra incognito. "Here be dragons" and all that. But if you have starships, you almost have to have aliens (Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy being the most notable exception).
Antimatter (sometimes called "Contra-terrene" or "Seetee") is weird stuff that explodes if it comes into contact with ordinary matter. Specifically if atom of antimatter comes into contact with an atom of matter, the mass of both is converted from matter into energy.