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Old 07-24-2008, 08:29 AM
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Algae bioreactor

Check it out.

http://www.valcent.net/i/misc/Vertigro/index.html

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Old 07-24-2008, 08:41 AM
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1/10 of the size of New Mexico could meet the energy needs for
the entire United States.

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Thats the video I linked to in the "wake up and start drilling" thread.


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Old 07-24-2008, 08:53 AM
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I like it:
Algae for Biodiesel
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:07 AM
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Neato torpedo! What's the downside to this? I mean there's ALWAYS a downside, isn't there? I can't imagine what it would be.

Wouldn't that tend to counteract our output of CO2 as well? I wonder if that would have any effect upon the ozone layer?
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:08 AM
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Devastates the economy of KSA.

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Old 07-24-2008, 09:36 AM
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Over the eons, we have heard of plenty of ideas and products that have great promise. Very seldom do we ever hear of them again. I hope this is an exception.
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Old 07-24-2008, 12:26 PM
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Devastates the economy of KSA.

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Nah, Exxon (or the KSA directly) will buy them out and we will never see this again...
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And shrink Al Qaeda's budget. I like it.
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:29 PM
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It's a twofer!
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Old 07-24-2008, 01:48 PM
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That's great. I have heard of it before, but never seen it in action or had it explained so clearly. Thanks for posting.
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Very cool. And looks promising.
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Wonder what would happen if the US gubmint was to fund some research like that instead of blowing all of our fricking tax money on this stupid war?
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So what's holding this up from going mainstream? I've been reading about this algae-to-fuel thing for several years now, but it seems most people just talk about it and nothing is done. I hope this goes mainstream soon.
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Yeah, but watch out. It's possible if SA senses that we're getting close to finding a viable alternative energy source that can replace oil, they will start pumping oil like crazy and make it drop in price sufficiently that it becomes the most attractive option again.

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