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Re:Algae-Based Biofuel Goes Commercial-Scale
AnandY   7/9/2013 5:25:28 AM
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The growing energy demand cannot be satisfied solely by relying on fossil fuels, as fossil fuels will eventually become depleted. Algae based fossil fuel will be one of the best solution for world's energy requirements.

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Atmospheric condition
AnandY   7/9/2013 5:28:14 AM
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The Solar Biofuels Research Centre in Brisbane, Australia hosts one pilot project run...

Australia also has geographical advantages such as long coastlines and large, flat deserts in the interior under year-around sunshine and stable atmospheric conditions. Given these factors, Australia is one of the best places to grow marine micro-algae for oil extraction.

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Green house effect
AnandY   7/9/2013 5:39:58 AM
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What are the green house effect of producing algae based biofuel?  Whether the carbon required for biofule generation, captured from power plants and oil refineries? Is there any effective way to bottle releases from industrial sources?

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Re: Green house effect
Ann R. Thryft   7/9/2013 1:41:43 PM
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AnandY, there's a lot of info about this topic on the web in several locations. The answer, of course, is "It depends..." on various variables. You might want to start with the link given in the article for the research center.

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John   7/9/2013 4:28:14 PM
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What is the local enviromental impact of this refinery?  Are coral reefs in jeopardy due to water run off?  Does the island smell like diesel or a sweet swampy smell from healthy algae lagoons?  Only ask because every underwater film I have seen in the past 10 years of the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia alwasy shows what they believe a few degrees difference in water temperature can do to a coral reef.

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Re: Environmental
Battar   7/10/2013 9:17:59 AM
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John, I have yet to see an infrastructure project of any benefit which wasn't opposed by environmentalists and "green" organizations.

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Biofuel
apresher   7/9/2013 4:59:09 PM
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Excellent story. This is the kind of breakthrough that could propel further developments in this area. Thanks.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: Biofuel
Ann R. Thryft   7/9/2013 6:45:35 PM
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Thanks, Al. There's at least one more company reaching commercial scale volumes of algae biofuel, which I'll be reporting on soon.



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