UK To Begin Studies Into Using Algae For Biofuels

December 19, 2008

UK (ChattahBox) – With fuel emissions adding to the environmental crisis, more countries are seeking valid forms of biofuel that will help save the planet, and it looks as though Scotland has thrown their hat into the ring. A £5 million study has been proposed by Scottish researchers to look into the potential of algae as an alternative energy source.

The EU funded study will be the first major step from Britain to try to tap the many natural resources that their climate and terrain provides, while still maintaining an environmentally healthy outlook (over 80% of biofuels developed by the nation so far are thought to be harmful or unreliable).

Official details for the study are set to be released in the new year.


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One Response to “UK To Begin Studies Into Using Algae For Biofuels”

  1. Luis Petinga on December 19th, 2008 4:32 pm

    It has been proven over and over again that a barrel of oil from algae is going to cost more than twenty times the current crude oil price.

    Read Krassen Dimitrov’s thesis on the subject. http://algae-thermodynamics.blogspot.com/

    It applies to photobioreactors, but it also appies to open ponds.

    But on the other hand, the EU wouldn’t be the EU if there wasn’t any money to waste.

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