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Forget Fuel, Algae Could Help Feed the World

Forbes -- Five years ago, algae was the “it” feedstock in the biofuel realm. The idea of taking an organism that feeds off of CO2 and using it to create fuel was as intoxicating to research scientists as it was to venture capitalists. Financing was available to fund the placement of extremely expensive photobioreactors next to power plants. Decades-old research from the National Renewable Energy Lab proved that some strains of algae could effectively be used to create high-grade fuels. Startup CEOs talked of being able to produce algae-based biofuels cheaply and at a large scale within the three to five years.

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Submitted May 07, 2012 By: eromitlab
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knutzAL
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 5:22:47 AM

Tried some sandwich meat yesturday for lunch. It was a little moldy and probably covered with algea. I must say it did indeed fill the tank with fuel.
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Message Posted: Jun 6, 2012 3:45:39 AM

I wouldn't want to be the one testing algae biofuel in my vehicle.
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 9:01:52 PM

SinNC: lots of countries use forms of algae for food. If you eat sushi rolls, guess what holds the rice?
SavingInNC
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 6:32:00 AM

Hard for me to believe
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 2:42:41 AM

although, on second thought, methinks I'll forgo the algae burger...
honda0105
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 2:41:43 AM

once again, it'll be food that will go into the tank.
Ahking
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 10:03:33 PM

organic, I bet.
Agarre
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 9:20:35 PM

ok
Agarre
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 10:57:10 AM

Old news..,
sparky808
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 10:32:15 AM

Thank you for posting.
mpg611
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 10:11:47 PM

Well I wasnt planning on eating fuel anyways.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:29:00 PM

got to give a high five for those who come up with these alternativesa
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:26:45 PM

Less filling-Tastes Great!!
animal_rights
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:24:40 PM

awesome .. and it tastes great too!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:18:14 PM

It takes a long time for these things to happen.
danreino
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:17:03 PM

Feed The World !!! Let them know it's Algae Time !!! Dont let ConAgra get a hold of this. Lol
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:14:10 PM


Seaweed soup, Yum !
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:13:50 PM

lets eat
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:10:15 PM

Why are they talking and not doing?
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:09:43 PM

great innovation!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:06:18 PM

eat up
bababooey2
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:06:01 PM

Eat that and you will be going green.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:05:14 PM

Ok do so.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:04:33 PM

Don't use tax $$$!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:03:46 PM

ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:03:44 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:03:36 PM

k
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:02:44 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 9:01:17 PM

Can't read the article if Forbes won't let you.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:59:56 PM

But where is the beef?
rf6480
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:58:04 PM

I saw this on a Doc. Niq if big oil and DC will let it happen.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:57:41 PM

This I would have to see to believe.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:57:39 PM

More talk and little or no action.....
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:57:04 PM

Hmm
bonzoonfmb
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:55:32 PM

This technology may prove to be useful, but it seems lagging.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:53:53 PM

ok
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:53:32 PM

Algae is better for food to help people stay helpele stay healthy.
tippybuddy
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:51:00 PM

lots of good ideas maybe they'll work sometime down the road
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:50:14 PM

High tax is next.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:50:14 PM

Go right ahead and have your algae. It will go real well with your tofu and sprouts.

Vegan up!

Not me. Bring on the steak or ribs!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:47:17 PM

first they told me I should put empty corncobs in my tank and wait for them to ferment...and now this ??
SparkieMi
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:47:07 PM

What is the hold up????
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:46:16 PM


Pond scum to the rescue — that’s awesome!
30mpg80
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:43:51 PM

Can we make veggeburgers from algae?
giselmey
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:34:25 PM

Go for it! 1000+!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:32:40 PM

ok
drz614
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:24:58 PM

hmmm, waiting for algae tax.
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:24:37 PM

OK
eric2theem
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:17:49 PM

the first humans fed off of spirulina whats your point!
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:15:54 PM

Make it happen.
suzmar
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 8:15:06 PM

We need to quit trying to use sources of food for energy. We have plentiful natural gas and it is proven and cheap.
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