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Oil from Algae Could be Cost Competitive by 2009
A brief Feb 2007 news item from ISA
1. There may soon be a new way to manufacture biodiesel from algae.
2. There is research going on right now to produce by 2009 an algae-biodiesel that is cost-competitive.
3. The world today relies on fossil fuels to supply much of its energy, and there are currently 13 terawatts of energy used per year. A terawatt is 1,000 billion watts, and Seefeldt said usage should double to 26 terawatts by the year 2050. Fossil fuels are expensive, finite, and generate greenhouse gasses harmful to the environment
4. A team at Utah State University has formed the Biofuels Program to develop new and emerging technologies that will produce methane, biodiesel, hydrogen, and alcohols from renewable, carbon-dioxide-neutral energy sources, such as consumer and agricultural waste and sunlight.
Personalities & organisations mentioned: Lance Seefeldt, Utah State University professor of chemistry and biochemistry.
Full news report here
About Oilgae – Oilgae – Oil & Biodiesel from Algae has a focus on biodiesel production from algae while also discussing alternative energy in general. Algae present an exciting possibility as a feedstock for biodiesel, and when you realise that oil was originally formed from algae – among other related plants – you think “Hey! Why not oil again from algae!”
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