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Why Obama is Absurd to Suggest Algae

21. marzo 2012

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Why Obama is Absurd to Suggest Algae

by Newt Gingrich It’s true that research labs are experimenting with algae-based biofuels, and we wish them well. If someday in the future, we’re all driving cars based on inexpensive fuel from algae, it’s possible that would be a positive development. But there’s a big difference between that and offering algae today as an answer to high gas prices, or using taxpayer money to subsidize this particular technology — such as the $14 million grant the administration gave an algae experimenter, or the tens of millions of dollars in loan guarantees the Department of Agriculture[...] 

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Turning seaweed into ethanol

31. enero 2012

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Turning seaweed into ethanol

There are oceans of room to grow kombu that can be turned into ethanol with help from genetically engineered bacteria by Dennis Avery Researchers may have broken the biofuel barrier. A new biotech discovery enables ethanol to be made from a common variety of brown seaweed. This would by-pass the biggest problem with corn ethanol and biodiesel—the world’s shortage of cropland. The new ethanol process uses the familiar E. coli bacterium working on kombu, a variety of edible brown kelp, which is common in the world’s seas and oceans. It has been grown and harvested commercially by such countries[...] 

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