Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil

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    Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil

    University of Michigan News Service | Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil

    http://che.engin.umich.edu/people/savage.html WHITE!
     
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    $10M to research turnin' algae into fuel...
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    Energy Dept. Spending $10M to ‘Unlock’ Potential of Algae
    January 17, 2013 - One year after President Obama was mocked for including algae in his "all-of-the-above" energy strategy, his Energy Department is pressing ahead with efforts to turn algae into fuel.
     
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    Do we actually fund this junk science with taxpayer dollars?
     
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    I like the slow-cook method of hydrocarbons. More BTU for the buck.
     
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    What about the neccissary oxygen production derived from plant life LETS find a biological renewable recource that doesnt require pillaging our natural recources
     
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    Natural resources are for pillaging, ya twit.
     
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    How the hell is that junk science?
     
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    In its purest form, the "science" may not be junk.

    But when the science chases the numbers then yes there is room for pause.

    Hydrocarbons ARE biofuels. And they have no equal.
     
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    I still don't see your point. This is valuable research.

    And yes hydrocarbons are biofuel. In the same way that flying from earth to the next nearest universe could be an interesting trip.
     
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    Now that I've sobered up, I don't quite understand my post either. :D
     

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