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All News about Algae is about Menace Posted by Narsi on Sun September 05 2010 04:13:19 PM 1

Just thought it'd be a good idea to see what news comes on top when I type in the key word "Algae" in Google News search. Funny, almost all the top 20 news items (and possibly more as well, did not have the patience to check!) were about harmful algae choking rivers, damaging the ecosystem and poisonous algae even harming humans...see for yourself here - Google News Search for Algae .

Rather than being concerned, I am wondering, is there a positive in this? If there is so much algae that people are worried about, isn't just a question of removing them at low cost, and these "harmful algae blooms" suddenly change into useful algal biomass. Ok, we might not be able to get oil out of it, but biomass in any form is useful as well - for animal feed, as fertilizer and as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol or thermochemical-process based hydrocarbon production

What are your thoughts on this?