6972Re: UK's theory on growing biofuels w/ocean algae
- Nov 1 6:50 AMHi William,
A professor at the University of Hawaii is working on a similar
project. Essentially they would use CO2 emissions from existing
plants to 'grow' the algae (pond scum) and mix with sunlight. Here
is a link for Professor Fu's project. It is very interesting.
Thanks for sending us a great link!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "William" <stangfam@...> wrote:
> Farming algae for gas and oil production? Link at the bottom of the
> It's "outside the box" thinking like this that may one day fall on
> concept that utilizes energy production in parallel with the Earths
> ecosystems instead of agaist them. Maybe captive ponds would give
> better insurance to not disrupt current environs, with the
> of hydro-electric being generated with any of the fall/movement of
> In a microcosm take the bayous of our areas. It has taken an
> amount of energy and materials to corral and direct natural/flood
> waters thru the city yet, there is no thought of using that moving
> water to generate energy back into our system. While working with
> & Harris Co. Flood Control to give natural areas considerations
> of the output given our heavy storms and runoff? Small micro-
> generating plants at flood control gates, every existing structure
> that crosses the bayous(bridges/spillways). I think our rainfall
> this year is around 53 inches, multiply that against what COULD
> been generated? I realize it is not an answer to total energy
> independence but it may add to what we need. Another part of the
> answer. Just a science fiction day dream of what could be achieved
> scientists are looking at growing algae for oil/gas.
> Any thoughts on the reality of this out there?
> 11/1/07 barrel of crude 96.00 and counting......Bill
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