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Algae biofuel not sustainable now-U.S. research council

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:01 pm
by DR Johansen
* Substitute for foreign oil currently uses too much land, water
* Future innovation, efficiencies might change this assessment
* Key investments, loan guarantees by Obama administration

By Roberta Rampton and Deborah Zabarenko

WASHINGTON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Biofuels made from algae, promoted by President Barack Obama as a possible way to help wean Americans off foreign oil, cannot be made now on a large scale without using unsustainable amounts of energy, water and fertilizer, the U.S. National Research Council reported on Wednesday.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/ ... XX20121024

Looks like they are yet again focused on land based sources when there are algal blooms throughout the years just waiting to be harvested.