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February 21, 2010

Fill'er up -- with algae.

If the claims are true, this might be the first "biofuel" to actually make any economic sense.

...With algal oil productivities that could potentially reach annual average levels in the range of 3,000 to 5,000 gallons per acre, the land footprint required for large volumes of renewable fuel production would be minimal when compared with other conventional oil crops, such as soy and canola, that produce between 50 and 120 gallons per acre per year.
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Large algae ponds would obviously be a dandy place to stash any smelly dead bodies you still have lurking under the porch too, although I don't think the authors have viewed it from that angle...yet.


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