May 6, 2009

Algae Based Biofuels

. May 6, 2009

Over the past several years, corn based ethanol was considered a natural replacement for gasoline and other petroleum based fuels. This hasn't happened, mainly due to land use issues and the impacts on food prices. Corn based ethanol also leads to increased CO2 emissions resulting from converting woodlands into corn fields for ethanol manufacturing.

What has been frequently overlooked and is now far down the research path is the use of algae based biofuels. Sapphire Energy, one of the key research firms in algae based biofuels, is promising to be able to produce 1 Billion gallons of algae based biofuel annually by 2025. Even more impressive, this fuel is non-corrosive and can be stored and transported using the same infrastructure in place today for gasoline and airline fuels.

Click HERE to read more about the future of algae based biofuels.




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