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Is Algae the Biofuel of the Future?

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Is Algae the Biofuel of the Future?


www.sciam.com

There are some signs that the algae-based fuel industry might be ready to bloom.

One of the nascent industry's biggest and most well-heeled players, Sapphire Energy, announced last week that it would be producing 1 million gallons of diesel and jet fuel a year by 2011, double its initial estimates.

The La Jolla, Calif.-based company – with big-name backers like Bill Gates and the Rockefeller family – says it will be producing more than 100 million gallons a year by 2018 and 1 billion gallons a year by 2020 – enough to meet almost 3 percent of the U.S. renewable fuel standard (RFS)
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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:08 PM
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Could this be why everyone is being exposed to subliminal messages about the green house. Judging by what has been researched, investors like these do not jump into a deal because the have a "feeling" that its a good investment.

I have placed in chronological order beginning from 2009 back to 2005, you can see how this so called non productive product has now become center of attention.

www.sciam.com
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** Do not get caught up in the general illusion, look, listen to what is going on behind the scenes. Research, do your home work, is it a publicly listed, what has been its growth rate. Who are the CEO, from were did the originate. Do not focus on what your are told to focus on. **

[edit on 28-4-2009 by tristar]



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 08:03 PM
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Here is some background information... This is GOOD STUFF!!

We "Could" be energy independent in just a few years if we went for this.

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Now that you have some background... here is one of my ideas to save the economy, create a ton of jobs and be energy independent in just a few years.

2 above ground pipelines from the ocean to the New Mexico desert. Set up shallow concrete trenches covered with glass (that you make out of the sand on site) to limit evaporation. Any extra seawater is put through solar distillation and piped to cities as clean fresh water.

100% domestic production / sale only... once domestic supply is met, any extra can be sold on the open market... since taxpayer money would be used to create this algae farm, we would pay cost + x% only. Generally non-profit until domestic production goals are exceeded then any extra is exported for sale, otherwise we run into the "paper trading speculation game" as we have seen recently with our $4 a gallon gas.

So, this resource payed for by the taxpayer will be returned to the taxpayer at cost + operating expenses only. Of course this would be hard to do as corporations and politicians would want to make as much profit for themselves as possible with total disregard for the American citizen as usual so the rules would have to be on the books before even starting construction.

And it is Carbon Neutral, what is spent burning is re-absorbed by the next cycle.... Net Zero carbon from this source (The amount of Carbon released by burning it is sucked back into it over and over for those that care about carbon buildup...no less carbon, but NO additions either).



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 08:21 PM
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Great Links, i am one of those who do support these high end energy resources although as you might have noticed, when you see and read through from 09 back to 05 you can see the pattern emerging.
Lets face it. Saudi Arabia has bee estimated to have about 25-50 years of oil at its disposal. That being said when you see key players in the global market heavily invested into these so called non profit (cough cough) resources, well, lets say all the signs are there for anyone who knows just a fraction of its real value.




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