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Algenol Biofuels Inc was founded in early 2006 based on research and work done since the mid-1980’s. Algenol, a privately owned company, is engaged in broad research and development efforts to develop industrial-scale production systems to make ethanol from algae on desert land using seawater and vast amounts of CO2. Algenol uses cyanobacteria (blue green algae), natural selection, environmental selection, and the tools of molecular biology to produce low cost and environmentally safe biofuels. Biofuels are essentially a form of solar energy. Like all plants, algae uses photosynthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy stored in the form of oils, carbohydrates and proteins.
One of the most exciting developments from the presentation was the immediate move to form an Ohio coalition for the development of algae as a fuel and feedstock. You can visit www.greenbeltcoalition.org for more information and to participate.
Algae Farm to Produce 4.4 Million Gallons of Experimental Jet Fuel - An Arizona energy company is betting big on algae. PetroSun Biofuels has opened a commercial algae-to-biofuels farm on the Texas Gulf Coast near scenic Harlingen Texas. The farm is a 1,100 acre network of saltwater ponds, 20 acres of which will be dedicated to researching and developing an environmental jet fuel.
Of all the options for future jet biofuel production, algae is considered one of the most viable. It yields 30 times more energy per acre than its closest competitor, and requires neither fresh water, arable land used for cultivation, or consumable food, giving it an advantage over ethanol. PetroSun asserts that an area the size of Maryland could produce enough algae biofuel to satisfy the entire fuel requirements of the United States.
Virgin, Continental, Air New Zealand, UOP join Algal Biomass Organization - In Washington state, Air New Zealand, Continental, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and biofuel technology developer UOP, a Honeywell company, today announced they will join the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO).
“There is significant interest across multiple sectors in the potential of algae as an energy source and nowhere is that more evident than in aviation,” said Billy Glover, ABO co-chair and managing director of Environmental Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Originally posted by free-energy
In today's communication age I don't think it can be suppressed like the Rockefellers did to Tesla and the DuPonts did to hemp.
Originally posted by SystemiK
This tech is nothing short of amazing (if legitimate, he definitely got my attention).....check the vid for the skinny.
This scientist is claiming upwards of 20,000 gallons per acre per year (pond based, his vertical system may yeld substantial increases), verses roughly 18 gallons per acre per year from corn. He further states that depending on the specific algae used, he can produce specialized carbon chains, tailored specifically for jet fuel or diesel, etc.
Is this the real deal?
Any biology buffs here care to comment on this? I'm extremely interested in your opinions...