Monday, February 25, 2008

algae to the rescue

Here's a video showing a development on the algae-bio-fuel production method.

cool stuff. I hear that with this method they're past 50,000 gallons/acre per yr, and they're shooting to double that yield in the next year. This sort of production could really make virgin veggie make a lot more sense.

I'm not quite sure where the carbon is coming from with those numbers above. There's mention of using the algae to sequester the carbon dioxide from fossil fuel power plants, so I don't know what the rates of production would be like using atmospheric carbon dioxide, but this is still really cool.

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