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Quidnet Energy
Using shale reservoirs as a pressure vessel of sorts to store high pressure water, sorta like CAES or pumped hydro
underground  shale  water  pressure  energy  storage 
june 2018 by asteroza
Hydrostor
These guys used to be all about underwater CAES using energy bags, but it looks like they pivoted to some sort underground cavern with water CAES.
CAES  power  generator  underground  mine  cavity  cavern  energy  storage 
june 2018 by asteroza
Projekt: brine4power
Using active polymer electrolytes in a brine for a massive redox flow battery using former salt caverns as reservoirs
active  polymer  electrolyte  brine  redox  flow  battery  energy  storage  underground  salt  cavern  reservoir  germany 
july 2017 by asteroza
Mail Rail
They're resurrecting the London mail tube trains as a tourist attraction for the postal museum, but they won't be using all of the old track (0.6 out of 23 miles).
UK  england  london  postal  post  tube  mail  rail  underground  narrow  guage  railway  railroad  subway  vehicle  transportation  amusement  history  Delicious 
february 2015 by asteroza
Chimera Energy
Apparently a "dry" fracking technique using no water, just gelled propane (WTF?!?). Interesting methodology...
gelled  propane  dry  well  fracking  technology  underground  facture  gas  pressure  hydraulic  Delicious 
august 2012 by asteroza
Beckham Creek Cave Lodge - Arkansas Orzark Cave
Former nuclear apocalypse underground bunker/mansion built in Arkansas by some rich dude, now a B&B;.
B&B;  hotel  cave  mansion  underground  shelter  bunker  nuclear  Delicious 
may 2012 by asteroza
Gravity Power Grid-Scale Electricity Storage System
Basically uses a closed loop of a large and small bore vertical silos linked together, with a huge weighted piston in the large bore, and reversible turbines at the surface level to complete the loop. Sane if the drilling of the large bore doesn't cost a fortune. Prefer to do it in a seismically inactive area unless you can figure out how to keep the bore from collapsing in an earthquake. Since it's closed loop, head pressure is not the defining characteristic, rather the bore depth determines the drop time like a gravity clock. The trick is the raw bore depth head pressure isn't the driving force, rather the weight block's applied pressure. There is the potential to even do this offshore using floating pipes anchored to the bottom.
gravity  power  pumped  Hydro  hydroelectric  energy  storage  green  generator  underground  tunnel  silo  closed  loop  Delicious 
april 2011 by asteroza
Global-Warming
I have this sudden urge to reread that old fictional story about the burrito tunnel...
foodtubes  underground  cargo  transportation  network  PRT  food  city  Delicious 
december 2010 by asteroza
MOUNT10 · Guarenteed Backup · Swiss Made
Yet another underground nuclear bunker datacenter (?YAUNBD?) that likes to claim it's the swiss fort knox, and offers an online data backup service. Apparently also holds a physical time capsule of digital data formats for archival retrieval/conversion purposes.
Mount10  swiss  fort  knox  online  data  backup  storage  service  switzerland  underground  nuclear  bunker  datacenter  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
NYC's underground grilled cheese | Marketplace From American Public Media
Grilled cheddar cheese on rye with apple slices in it? Odd, but I should try it some time...
humor  food  illegal  underground  grilled  cheese  sandwich  delivery  Delicious 
september 2010 by asteroza
Dr. Claw Meets The DoH - Gothamist
You have to respect an illicit purvey of delivery lobster rolls going by the moniker Dr. Claw
humor  food  underground  illegal  lobster  roll  sandwich  delivery  Dr  doctor  claw  Delicious 
september 2010 by asteroza
Diseased Pariah News
the old rule that the people involved with sensitive issues usually make the best jokes about those issues seems to apply here...
NSFW  humor  AIDS  HIV  diseased  pariah  news  DPN  zine  magazine  underground  publication  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza

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