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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. ... 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.