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The US Navy will use only "third generation" biofuels. That means no ethanol made from corn . The Navy is only testing fuels like camelina and algae that do not compete with food, that have a carbon footprint cleaner than fossil fuels and that can be grown cheaper than fossil fuels. - 8 years ago

The Navy will use only %u201Cthird generation%u201D biofuels. That means no ethanol made from corn . The Navy is only testing fuels like camelina and algae that do not compete with food, that have a carbon footprint cleaner than fossil fuels and that can be grown cheaper than fossil fuels. - 8 years ago

The head of the 170-member Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), Mary Rosenthal, predicts the algal oil could be cost competitive with oil in 7 years. %u201CWe%u2019re hoping to be to be at parity with petroleum in the year 2017/ 18, - we will be at several billions of gallons,%u201D Rosenthal told. - 8 years ago

Rosenthal, is quick to dismiss any suggestion that the algae to oil technology may not be poised for prime time. The technology is mature, she said. We re going through the issues of any emerging industry. where you %u2018re going from lab to pilot, from pilot to scale. - 8 years ago

The Department of Energy says algae grown on a 15,000-square-mile area, about the size of Maryland, could theoretically meet the nation's oil needs. - 8 years ago

Algae is edible, gas and groceries from the same source! Years from now, the US could go back to exportng oil. Making money instead of spending - 8 years ago

Global petroleum demand has increased steadily from about 63 million barrels of oil per day in 1980 to more than 85 million barrels today, and will grow to 110.6 million barrels per day by 2035 if current trends hold. - 8 years ago

World energy demand will grow from its 2007 level of 495.2 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) to 738.7 quadrillion Btu by 2035 %u2013 a steep increase. Source EIA - 8 years ago

Several companies in Iowa are also exploring the possibility of using algae and paper waste to make ethanol for use in motor vehicles. Link - 8 years ago

Since 1900, global energy consumption has risen every, single year. Since 1900 global energy consumption has RISEN EVERY SINGLE YEAR. - 8 years ago

In the next 25 years, the demand for energy across the planet is projected to rise about 1.5 times. The present course predicts that fossil fuels will still be supplying more than 80 percent of the energy used in 2030. - 8 years ago

Proposition 23, a controversial initiative on the November ballot, would suspend a California law that requires utilities in the state to obtain a third of their power from renewable sources by 2020 until the state's unemployment rate drops to 5.5% for at least a year. - 8 years ago

The Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act (HR 4168) means algae biofuel projects could access a $1.01 per gallon production tax credit and 50% bonus depreciation for biofuel plant property. - 8 years ago