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I have been watching the development of using algae as an energy source for a awhile and consider it a viable source. The use of nature to take advantage of the Sun's tremendous energy source potential seems like a great way to go.
 

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Algae has an amazing ability to crank out organic substances from inorganic fuel and, more importantly, the best fuel for that algae is greenhouse gases.
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Thus the Solar/Algae plant co-sited with coal burning electrical generation plants.

Here in PA and also in Wyoming it is "popular" to build relatively small
power plants right on top of exsisting energy sources.then building
power transmission lines to carry the power away, rather than build
a railroad to carry the coal or a pipe line to carry oil or Gas.

Power transmission lines are cheaper to construct than railroads or pipelines.

I can think of THREE Coal fired cogeneration plants locally that are only accessable
by the dirt/gravel road that was built to bring in the construction equipment
and materials to build the plant.
That is because the coal comes straight out of the ground and
is burned immediatly on-site to generate power.
typically 200-odd megawatts, though I know of one
that's only 28megawatts(kinda smallish)

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I knew there had to be a practical application for the stuff aside from giving me something to scrape off of my aquarium...
 

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Well, currently the only "algae" plants I know of are in Wyoming and Colorado.

AD
 

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My credo
it is easier to fix and understand than "her"
its definatly viable....and i love diesels.


extraction is an issue, but the centrifuge helps with that so pressing maximizes oil extractions..


lots of shit going on.


and in any case e85 should not be going on. butanol sure, e85 no way.


but i am partial to tarsands and coal for diesel myself....:thefinger:
 

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Well, currently the only "algae" plants I know of are in Wyoming and Colorado.

AD
The are working on one in Iowa, actually at an ethonal plant.
 

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