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Friday, February 15, 2013

Algae fuel or Algal bio-fuel is an alternative to fossil fuel that uses algae as its source of natural deposits. This type of algae is a photosynthetic eukaryote characterized by high growth rates and high population densities. UConsuming solar energy and reproducing itself, algae generates a type of oil that has a similar molecular structure to petroleum products produced today. As if this wasn't enough – algae growth also consumes carbon dioxide, a known major greenhouse gas (GHG).Algae solves many of the previous problems. It has a small foot print, meaning it doesn't need much land or water, and it can actually consume carbon dioxide as fertilizer. And because it is grown in a closed-loop system, all input factors can be monitored and adjusted. This makes algae the only potentially ubiquitous (able to be grown anywhere) and highly scalable bio-fuel feedstock. So algae as a bio-fuel feedstock solves the food vs. fuel issue, the land issue, the footprint issue, and the scalability issue. And it eats CO2.

Other Advantage:  Proving that the algae can thrive with increased inputs of either carbon dioxide or untreated sewage solids will confirm its industrial ecology possibilities — to help with wastewater treatment, where dealing with solids is one of the most expensive challenges, or to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, such as coal power-plant flue gas, which contains about 10 to 30 times as much carbon dioxide as normal air.





Biodiesel production from biomass sources has a number of problems.  First, most biomass sources, such as waste oil, animal fat and vegetable oil have a limited supply. Second, many of these sources have competitive uses, such as food or cosmetic production. Third, the resources that were used to create the Campbell. Biodiesel: Algae as a Renewable biomass have competition with other uses, and this includes arable land. Fourth, because of the limited supply and competition, many sources of biomass have become increasing expensive. Algae cultivation has the potential to address all of these issues.  First, algae biomass can be produced at extremely high volumes and this biomass can yield a much higher percentage of oil than other sources.  Second algae oil has limited market competition.  Third, algae can be cultivated on marginal land, fresh water, or sea water.  Fourth, innovations to algae production allow it to become more productive while consuming resources that would otherwise be considered waste.



Market Survey

The global market for algal biomass is poised for explosive growth. Algae are attracting increased investment and interest from bio-fuels, petroleum, and agribusiness industries. Around the world, an urgent demand for alternative, sustainable fuels and feedstock is growing. Compared to other feedstock, algae can provide a high-yield source of biodiesel, ethanol and aviation fuels without compromising food supplies, rainforests or arable land. With our increasing population and expanding economy, there will be increased fossil fuel use. As countries improve their gross domestic product per capita, data suggest that their fossil fuel use will increase, and competition for these limited resources will increase. In addition, there comes increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, and the potential for significant greenhouse gas-mediated climate change, which now seems likely to affect all parts of the world. Finally, petroleum, which is partially derived from ancient algae deposits, is a limited resource that will eventually run out or become too expensive to recover. These factors are driving the development of renewable energy sources that can supplant fossil fuels, and allow greater access to fuel resources for all nations, while greatly reducing carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

Source: NPCS Team

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