NEW 2012 HYUNDAI AZERA SPY SHOTS
Article by Hugo Koch
Her gripe? Ethanol. It gets gummy and nasty if allowed to sit too long. (Hint: use stabilizer.)
UC Merced plans to analyze emerging algae biofuels technology and provide feedback on the rather interesting concept of extracting fuel that doesn’t require much land, water or tending. And pond scum grows rapidly in any kind of water. The leftover material, after oil extraction, could be used for fertilizer.
“We will consider the efficient use of residual algae biomass as an energy rich waste stream and new harvesting techniques that could improve the sustainability of the overall process,” wrote J. Elliott Campbell and Gerardo Diaz of UC Merced and Joseph M. Norbeck of University of California, Riverside.
As I read over their proposal, I determined that the process of extracting and refining sounds far above my paygrade.
The interest in algae farming also includes implementing Carbon Capture, Biofuel Production, Power Generation, and other industrial flue gasses for use in Photo bioreactors for algae cultivation. Micro Algae can be Genetically Modified to have a high sugar and starch content or high Lipid Oil content. This sugar and starch can be extracted and utilized as feedstock for Biofuel production. The Lipids oil can be extracted with current pressing processes and transesterfied into Biodiesel, Biomass Diesel and BioJet Fuel. Adding an Algae Farm to a facility that has a source of CO2 can be very lucrative.
Over the last two years, our website has received more than 20,000 requests for algae renewable energy information from more than 50 countries. Many of those who contact us have never been involved with a renewable energy project. Most rely on traditional commercial energy providers, but would be first timers in algae green energy project ownership. Some who contact us are familiar with algae farming projects but are concerned over their ability to undertake a financial obligation totaling millions of dollars. If you are a first timer in renewable energy project ownership, we recommend you review our entire website but will summarize here a few of the most common inquiries raised by first timers.
The Algae Photo Bioreactor System is our latest Clean Renewable Energy Innovation
Why the interest in algae? Algae based energy is “The Ultimate Upgrade.”An endless clean Renewable Energy Resource with the largest potential to get us off the foreign oil supply. National Energy Security is an achievable goal with Algae Oil. Environmental Enhancement through Zero Sulfur and the sequestration of CO2 is possible with algae farming. Cap and trade Economics & Job Creation through keeping the production of fuels inside the US are all national interest.
Algae Photo Bioreactors have the ability to make more renewable energy in much less time with on demand production capabilities, often multiple products can be produced from a single algal production plant. These modular plants can be co-located into the theater of operations for Military or Civilian commercial use. With the addition of carbon credits these systems generate multiple incomes for their owners.
Algae is a single cell organism it’s not Rocket Science (here’s the layman’s explanation on Algae). Algae feeds on the Hydrogen from the H2O and the Carbon from the CO2 and through the process of photosynthesis produces Hydrocarbon Chains and releases Oxygen. Most strains of the Green and Green-Blue Algae can double their mass every 24hour growing cycle.
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