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Is Algae the Answer?

March 25th, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Products

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Do you know that oil derived from algae is an exciting renewable fuel possibility? – see Oilgae for more.

Is Algae the Answer? asks McIntyre @ the Stateman

While biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol appear to be excellent alternative energy sources, unfortunately, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) predicts that ethanol and biodiesel won’t supply more than 10 percent of the transportation fuels in the country. Why? Mainly because the crops we currently use can’t produce enough biofuels per acre, says this article.

It continues, “The only exception is algae. At a DOE pilot plant in New Mexico, algae produced the equivalent of up to 7,600 gallons of oil per acre per year — 60 times more than any other biodiesel crop grown in the continental U.S. This DOE project demonstrated the feasibility of growing oil-rich algae species, “fertilized” with the exhaust from nearby coal-fired power plants. In fact, the algae consumed over 90 percent of injected carbon dioxide, a primary contributor to global warming. And more recent studies show that algae can also extract most of the nitrogen oxides, and perhaps the sulfur dioxide and heavy metals.”

Read the full article from here @ the Statesman

Nature gave us oil from algae; perhaps we should try Nature’s way again

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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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