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Algal Biodiesel: Fact or Fiction? – An Expert Speaks

May 22nd, 2007 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel

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Algal Biodiesel: Fact or Fiction?

May 14, 2007

The author of the post says, “I originally wrote an article over a year ago in which I mentioned the potential of algal biodiesel. I still believe, as I did then, that biodiesel (or more broadly, renewable diesel) is a far superior fuel to ethanol for reasons I outlined in that essay. However, over the past year, the more I learned about the prospects of biodiesel from algae, the more it started to look to me like cellulosic ethanol: Technically feasible? Yes. Commercially feasible? Nowhere close, and the prospects don’t look good any time soon. (However, as in the case of cellulosic ethanol, I believe the technology has some potential, so the government should fund the research).”

He then goes on to give a guest post from a man who knows as much about algae to oil subject as anyone else in the world – John Benemann.

An excellent post, to be read by all those interested in algae to oil. Depressing? Yes, the post does not give much optimism about algal biodiesel, but what the heck, it doesn’t say it is impossible, just that the odds are heavily against it.

Read on from here @ R Squared Energy Blog

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

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