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gas speculation conspiracy can fall to algae: Boeing says algae oil ideal jet fuel

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posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 05:53 PM
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gas speculation conspiracy can fall to algae: Boeing says algae oil ideal jet fuel -- which means it would also internal and external combustion engines

world's entire airliner fleet could be powered from algae farm the size of West Virginia, or Belgium

"Biofuels Become Aviation's Big Focus" by Chris Kjelgaard; Aviation.com; 6/26/2008.
www.aviation.com...



" ... There is broad consensus throughout industry that, longer-term, algae represent optimum solution to aviation's fuel needs. A number of basic problems need to be solved, such as ensuring enough light gets to every part of an algae tank to enable all cells to grow properly; & drying algae cells sufficiently to enable oil they contain to be extracted & cracked into jet fuel.



Boeing & Airbus are confident these problems can be solved — & benefits algae offers as a "third-generation biofuel" are immense.

Algae can produce an oil yield 15 times of second-generation biofuel plants: world's entire airliner fleet could be powered from a cultivated area just size of West Virginia, or Belgium, says Boeing.


Additionally, because algae can be grown in tanks anywhere, biofuel-producing algae farms could be sited next to facilities producing jet fuel from coal or natural gas using Fischer-Tropsch process.

These "coal-to-liquid" or "gas-to-liquid" processes generate large amounts of CO2 from fossil fuels, making them unsuitable as sustainable fuel sources. However, if CO2 they generate is piped off & used to grow algae in nearby farms, two forms of fuel production together could create an efficient, carbon-neutral symbiosis for jet fuel production. ..."


about external combustion engines: www.geocities.com...


[edit on 17-9-2008 by counterterrorist]




posted on Sep, 17 2008 @ 10:55 PM
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thats neat,one of the big boys breaking rank and calling for something other than the oligarchs black flith.

its obviously as the airline industry are having a real hard knock from the oil-fuel prices.
thus boeing wants to keep its buyers in as much a rosy buisiness environment as possible by reducing the crippling fuel costs.



posted on Sep, 19 2008 @ 03:20 AM
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i can see it now:

CO2 as fertilizer for algae farms

.. but you can't vent it, because then every plant on earth would get a boost, right?

the real clue is that algae fuel is just a byproduct


These "coal-to-liquid" or "gas-to-liquid" processes generate large amounts of CO2 from fossil fuels, making them unsuitable as sustainable fuel sources. However, if the CO2 they generate is piped off and used to grow algae in nearby farms, the two forms of fuel production together could create an efficient, carbon-neutral symbiosis for jet fuel production.


yet it makes the headlines, no the liquefaction process behind it.

mark my words, soon enough crafty people will get paid millions for removing CO2 from the atmosphere via carbon credit trade

Planet saved without taxation! Well, almost...

needless to say, they're going to use it as fertilzer, effectively taking it from everyone else. can you see where this is going?



posted on Sep, 24 2008 @ 10:05 PM
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news.cnet.com...

Bill Gates' investment firm is funding Sapphire Energy, a company that intends to make auto fuel from algae.

Sapphire Energy said Wednesday that a series B round will bring the total amount it has raised to more than $100 million. Investors include Gates' investment firm Cascade Investment, as well as Arch Venture Partners, Wellcome Trust, and Venrock.




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