February 27, 2007
Subject: Thought this might interest you
Date: Tue, February 27, 2007
Thought this might interest you
Algae instead of Corn for Bio-Fuel
Algae multiplies so quickly and produces so much oxygen per square foot that ponds
with a total surface area five times the size of Colorado would be enough to start
to reverse our growing CO2 problem. Algae triples in volume every day. Corn, with 1
crop per year, nets approximately 81 gallons bio-diesel per acre (soy nets 40).
Algae yields as high as 15,000 gallons per acre. Enough biodiesel to replace all
petroleum transportation fuels could be grown in 15,000 square miles.
square miles is approximately 9.5 million acres - far less than the 450 million
acres used for crop farming in the US, and the over 500 million acres animal grazing ,
land. Hydrogen is dangerous/explosive, extremely expensive and nets zero energy,
i.e. it uses more energy than it creates. Algae converts CO2 to O2; is 30-50% oil;
and converts easily to Bio-Fuel. Conservation reduces present and future production
of CO2. Algae reduces EXISTING CO2. The government needs to quit looking at corn
and begin massive and wholesale funding and grants for algae. A new state
agri-business of algae farms? Or grants for ocean farming?
Algae, pond scum also a
planet saver? Yes, if we take action!
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