What's It All About, Algae?
I just saw one of
the most amazing videos and you'll find it at the bottom of this page.
It's about a company called Valcent which has recently developed a patented
method of growing algae.
It seems that green algae is about 50% oil, and is specifically the kind
of oil we can use to replace crude oil. The process uses very little
water (versus1700 gallons
of water per gallon of ethanol) and delivers thousands of times the output
per acre that corn would.
The final claim in the video, and I'm going to give it away because it's
just too cool, is that an algae-processing facility 1/10th the size of
New Mexico could suplly all of our country's oil needs.
It is, in a word, brilliance. So check the video out, share it with
friends and, perhaps, convince your congressmen to require government
vehicles to run on algae-based petrol.
It's a start.