While San Diego is the world leader in algae biofuel development, with numerous companies working on it and the Imperial Valley nearby as a location for the algae farms, Arizona is a perfect location too as it has ample flat land and sun. But here’s what caught my eye.
The state’s coal-fired power plants produce quantities of carbon dioxide that would allow for more efficient production of algae, said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board
Presumably they would site algae farms next to coal plants and use the waste CO2 from the plants to boost growth of the algae. This turns a liability into an asset, and stops emissions of GHG too.