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Frozen Fuel

Solar Panel Refrigerated train cars for transporting frozen cubes of Bitumen thus eliminating the risk of liquid spills.

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Because of the huge controversy of transporting Bitumen by pipeline due to environmental issues, the idea of freezing it so the solid could be transported by rail. The question of cost for refrigerated rail cars is addressed by the innovation of using solar panels to cool them for transporting them. When the destination is reached they will be liquidated by reversing the process from cooling to heating of the bitumen in order to be suitable for purification.

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Photo of Alice Brown

nice idea,but i think coming to practical it faces economical issues.is the solar energy is sufficient to geeting heatup?
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