17 Sep '12, 1pm

Arizona Wins America’s Next Top Algae Biofuel Research Facility… For Now

“it seems that algae has the potential to become big business…” Any thing that has large amounts of tax payers money connected to it by a scientifically illiterate gov. creates a “big business” to promote it whether it’s has merit or not. The production of algae biofuel at scale is petroleum dependent because of its absolute dependence on using NPK fertilizers – just as our foods are dependent on NPK. If an at scale biofuel industry did develop current estimates predict that it would consume four times the NPK that our foods do, and turn the NPK and food markets on their head.s Algae’s dependency on NPK and NPK’s dependency on petroleum for its production make algae a non-starter sustainability wise and has the potential of up ending the current economic paradigms regarding energy and food. Algae biofuel produced from wastes is a good idea, but the reality is given the log...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/09/17/national-algae-biofue...

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