November 24, 2012

Why Aren't We Running on Algae Yet?

Jacob Joseph, Digital Trends


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While electricity is seen as the next step in automotive evolution and one of many answers to our ongoing energy crisis, there is no battery-powered solution for trucking or aviation, leaving algae fuel -- which can be used for all forms of transportation -- as an exciting prospect. The simple answer to the question posed in the title is that algae fuel isn’t yet ready for widespread adoption. But the theoretical potential of biofuel made from algae is huge, and it is believed by many that algae could be a game changer if the remaining hurtles can be overcome. It is a fuel which could not only greatly reduce the greenhouse emissions caused by transportation, but it is also has strategic value.

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