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6975Re: [hreg] Re: UK's theory on growing biofuels w/ocean algae

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  • Ed Sarlls
    Nov 1, 2007
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      Might save everyone from doing a search.
       
      A Google search for "algae fuel Boeing " gives 143,000 hits. Aircraft companies would go out of business without fuel so alternate sources are getting a lot of attention. This is a good time for anyone who can find a more efficient algae or a better method of growing it.
       
      Ed Sarlls
       
       
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      Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2007 5:10 PM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: UK's theory on growing biofuels w/ocean algae

      And there was the article about algae in West Texas from a recent HouChron see:
      http://www.chron. com/disp/ story.mpl/ chronicle/ 5195599.html

      Ariel
      - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since
      otherwise there is NO ONE who will help.
      - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7
      generations.
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      > Hi 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.
      >
      > http://the.honolulu advertiser. com/article/ 2007/May/ 12/ln/FP70512034 7.h
      > tml/?print=on
      >
      > Thanks for sending us a great link!
      >
      > --- In hreg@yahoogroups. com, "William" <stangfam@.. .> wrote:
      >>
      >> Farming algae for gas and oil production? Link at the bottom of the page.
      >> It's "outside the box" thinking like this that may one day fall on
      > a
      >> 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
      > possibilty
      >> of hydro-electric being generated with any of the fall/movement of waters.
      >> In a microcosm take the bayous of our areas. It has taken an
      > immense
      >> 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
      > TPWD
      >> & Harris Co. Flood Control to give natural areas considerations
      > think
      >> 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
      > total
      >> this year is around 53 inches, multiply that against what COULD
      > have
      >> 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
      > if
      >> 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
      >>
      >>
      >> http://motoring. reuters.co. uk/reuters/ vocmain.jsp? lnk=101&id= 2432

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