Alphabet of Climate Change from A to Z, Now “X” for Xcel or Not

by admin on January 24, 2023

Looking for the future takes some mighty fine binoculars

“Xcel” Names Outstanding Green or Blue or Brown Things or Not

From the Desk of Duane G. Nichols,, January 24, 2023

XCELPLUS INTERNATIONAL ~ About our company …

In 1999, XcelPlus was started as a private label distributor for a line of specialty chemicals and lubricants. Along the way, we found reducing energy consumption just wasn’t enough, so we set out to find technologies to help satisfy an increasing demand for energy from waste streams.

We discovered ways to make ethanol from garbage, and used biodiesel waste glycerin to make turbine fuels and coal plant fuels.

When Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. in 2005, we sought ways to turn the resulting waste into electricity or fuels, including synthetic diesel fuels, gasoline and ethanol. The issue we faced was that technology had not been developed to the commercial and industrial standards we needed. In 2007, we had to suspend our projects.

A chance encounter in 2017 changed everything, and since then we have been working diligently to bring our solution to fruition in the form of plasma gasification.

We became a public company in 2004 on the OTC Markets under the trading symbol XLPI. [The most recent quote lists the stock price at 6 cents per share.]

We’ve been searching for years ~ We spent years searching out and vetting technologies that would improve our quality of life on planet Earth. We consider these to be legacy technologies that will figuratively change the world. We identified a line of energy-reducing lubricants, discovered ways to convert plastics and tires into synthetic diesel fuel, unearthed the technology to turn fuel-injected cars into Flex Fuel vehicles, and created gasifiers that use plasma technologies to dissociate molecules into atoms. Those dissociated atoms are recombined to make syngas. [Such processes generate carbon dioxide, not discussed here.]

We’ve already done the hard part, now we can do the innovative part of bringing these new technological solutions to market today.

MISSION STATEMENT ~ Using our access to sustainable and innovative technology, we seek to use waste as a resource to provide clean, affordable, pollution-free energy to communities around the world in order to improve the global environment.

We’ve Seen the Future of Energy ~ We have been looking into the future of energy and we are ready to unveil that future right now. Today, the power for electric cars is primarily derived from coal and some energy from natural gas. While cleaner than coal, natural gas is still a polluting energy source. Unless we find new ways to produce clean, sustainable energy – not only for electric cars but other applications – it will be no better than petroleum-powered vehicles.

Our technologies can fuel and power the hydrogen highway, electric cars, aircraft, diesel trucks and cars, all while simultaneously using and reducing our world’s waste. Take a look at that future with us. We have developed a better form of energy production.


We were able to build upon an already solid foundation. We’ve hired engineers to take a proven, viable technology and propel it to a whole new level. Fifty tons of material from waste streams allows our gasifier to produce up to 5 megawatt of power, 1,900 gallons of diesel fuel, 2,100 gallons of gasoline or ethanol, or about 1,250 to 6,000 kg of green hydrogen. Whatever your energy needs are, we can accommodate you.

We will be manufacturing gasifiers and selling them to global customers and Build-Own-Operate (BOO) customers with access to capped-off landfills.

[NOTE ADDED ~ The claims above are subject to verification. The claim is that XcelPlus provides “green” technology. This conventionally means that no carbon dioxide or methane will be emitted. What to believe, Xcel or Not? DGN]

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Elizabeth Kolbert January 25, 2023 at 1:51 am

Alphabet Letter X for Xenophobia (or X for the Unknown Quantity)

% From the Article by Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker Magazine, November 28, 2022

>>> One of climate change’s many compounding injustices is that the highest costs will be borne by those who have contributed the least to the problem. Several low-lying island nations, including Tuvalu and Kiribati, are destined simply to disappear. In Bangladesh, some two thousand people arrive every day in the capital, Dhaka, many driven by storms or rising seas that have made village life difficult. In Pakistan, this past summer, flooding caused by supercharged monsoon rains killed a thousand people and forced six hundred thousand more into relief camps.

In 2016, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that, globally, an average of twenty-one million people were being displaced by weather-related events every year. The U.N.’s International Organization for Migration has projected that by 2050 as many as a billion people may be on the move.

>>> In the coming decades, “huge populations will need to seek new homes,” Gaia Vince, a British journalist, has written. Either “you will be among them, or you will be receiving them.”

>>> Almost as much as climate change itself, this great displacement will test national and international institutions. One possibility is that climate refugees will be welcomed. This could happen because it’s the right thing to do, or it could happen for less high-minded reasons.

>>> As Akka Rimon, a former foreign secretary of Kiribati, has observed, “Countries like Australia need workers,” while the citizens of countries such as Kiribati will soon need a different place to live. These needs are complementary. The E.U., too, faces a labor shortage. A communiqué issued by the European Commission in April noted that there’s a strong “economic case” for allowing in more legal immigrants, especially since “the transition to a climate-neutral economy” will require “additional labour and new skills.” Climate migrants could play a key role in decarbonization, providing a new kind of win-win narrative.

>>> Another possibility is that climate migrants, like millions of migrants before them, will be despised. Rich countries —including those in the E.U. — will try to keep refugees out, and those who manage to slip in will be herded into camps. In an effort to gain power, right-wing politicians will vilify them, and this will encourage yet more racism and xenophobia — a social feedback loop.

>>> Giorgia Meloni, who recently became Italy’s Prime Minister, has said that her country ought to “repatriate the migrants back to their countries, and then sink the boats that rescued them.”

>>> Both the effort to limit climate change (by replacing the world’s energy systems) and the effort to adapt to climate change (by erecting dikes and seawalls) will take place in the context of climate change, which is to say as cyclones, drought, fire, and sea-level rise force millions of people to flee. It’s possible that cascading crises will accomplish what thirty years of climate negotiations have not, and unite the world to seek the best way forward.

>>> Or it’s possible that the same forces that have prevented coöperation in the past — nationalism, corporatism, sectarianism, fear — will, under the stress of climate change, only intensify.


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