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Old 08-19-2008, 07:01 PM
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I heard of some guys makeing diesel from alge here in fl. When I reserched this I found I believe Arizona state university was doing this to. Does anyone know anything about this?
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I heard of some guys makeing diesel from alge here in fl. When I reserched this I found I believe Arizona state university was doing this to. Does anyone know anything about this?
the latest Diesel Power Mag has a big writeup on it
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Do a google search and you will find plenty of reading. Algae based biodiesel could satisfy all of our fuel needs within 10 years or less if we went after it seriously.
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Yea Ive seen that thats crazy
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alge produces lipids...which in laymans terms is oils just like vegitable oil.
And it produces these lipids 20 times more than soy beans or corn and alge grows ALOT faster than soybeans or corn. Its a really kool deal if you ask me. There is alot of research and some pilot programs already in place.
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I have done some looking into this issue and firmly believe this is the direction we should be pushing just as hard and fast as we can. Open ponds is not the best or most productive way to grow the algae but just for argument sake lets say thats how we were going to produce it. We could produce enough oil to completely meet the energy needs of this country using less than 3% of the land that is used for agricultural uses. Plus it doesn't need to be land that is viable for agricultural process. So in simple terms with the 3% of the land used for agriculture (about the land mass of Rhode Island) we could be completely off of foreign oil. We would create a crap load of jobs, throw one hell of a boost to the domestic economy, and NOT be sending the 200-250 BILLION DOLLARS a year to the mid east that we are now. We could have done this already with the time and money we have wasted on IRAQ. Why is it our Government isn't interested? It just steams my a$$.
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I have done some looking into this issue and firmly believe this is the direction we should be pushing just as hard and fast as we can. Open ponds is not the best or most productive way to grow the algae but just for argument sake lets say thats how we were going to produce it. We could produce enough oil to completely meet the energy needs of this country using less than 3% of the land that is used for agricultural uses. Plus it doesn't need to be land that is viable for agricultural process. So in simple terms with the 3% of the land used for agriculture (about the land mass of Rhode Island) we could be completely off of foreign oil. We would create a crap load of jobs, throw one hell of a boost to the domestic economy, and NOT be sending the 200-250 BILLION DOLLARS a year to the mid east that we are now. We could have done this already with the time and money we have wasted on IRAQ. Why is it our Government isn't interested? It just steams my a$$.

One of the best, most educated things ever said on this whole forum.
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I have done some looking into this issue and firmly believe this is the direction we should be pushing just as hard and fast as we can. Open ponds is not the best or most productive way to grow the algae but just for argument sake lets say thats how we were going to produce it. We could produce enough oil to completely meet the energy needs of this country using less than 3% of the land that is used for agricultural uses. Plus it doesn't need to be land that is viable for agricultural process. So in simple terms with the 3% of the land used for agriculture (about the land mass of Rhode Island) we could be completely off of foreign oil. We would create a crap load of jobs, throw one hell of a boost to the domestic economy, and NOT be sending the 200-250 BILLION DOLLARS a year to the mid east that we are now. We could have done this already with the time and money we have wasted on IRAQ. Why is it our Government isn't interested? It just steams my a$$.
x2 stupid government
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I'm new and don't know how to use the quote yet, but in respones to pgreensvt, I think the powers that be are all making a buck off us and don't want to change anything.
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could be true, but where are your facts about the land area required and the fact that it would replace ALL fuel sources....sounds a bit..off kilter.
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