Excerpt of email from Oilgae.com
As you might be aware, algae represent an exciting feedstock for oil and fuel ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢”šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Biodiesel and ethanol production. One of the key reasons is that the yield from algae is over one hundred times that for soy! Many of the other problems present with the traditional oilseeds such as palm & soy, and with ethanol feedstock such as corn and molasses/sugarcane are not present in algae. Algae can grow pretty fast, practically anywhere in the world, does not contribute to deforestation and does not interfere with the existing food crop value chains. Algae can also be used to absorb CO2 from polluting areas such as sewages and power plants and in the process give us oil! Add to these the fact that the fossil oil we use today was formed primarily from algae . All these are reasons enough to explore algae as a potentially important feedstock for our future oil and energy needs.
Oilgae provides resources, news and discussion forums, and serves as a community platform for those exploring the production of oil and biodiesel from algae.
This is a fascinating way to create fuel. The future will bring a multitude of new ways to producing fuel, algae to biofuel will certainly be one of them.
[tags]algae, biofuel, biodiesel[/tags]