23 Apr '14, 12pm

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution

For the Greater Green: Algae-Based Advanced Biofuels Bring a Clean, Affordable Solution

Among these advanced fuels, algae-based has become an industry leader, largely due to the inherent simplicity of its process. Converting algae to fuel requires only sunlight, carbon dioxide and saltwater to produce ethanol, gasoline, jet and diesel — four key fuels that have the power to change the way we consume at the pump. Lowering the Environmental and Economic Cost of Fuel Yield refers to the fuel production level per acre of a crop. Corn ethanol, the most common form, has an average yield of 420 gallons of fuel per acre per year. Other crops provide higher yields, but even the best biomass alternative, Brazilian sugarcane, produces only 860 gallons per acre/per year, hardly scratching the surface of algae’s proven yields which could reliably reach 8,000 gallons per acre/per year. In addition, while first generation corn ethanol requires almost as much energy to grow ...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2014...

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