Algenol: Fuel of the Future

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A Florida company thinks it has come up with the cheap super-fuel of the future – algae. Algenol believe that they can turn blue-green algae, which can convert CO2 into sugars 50 times faster than normal plants, into ethanol at a cost of 22p a litre. Unlike some crackpot bio-fuel schemes, algae farming wouldn’t compete for food resources, wouldn’t mean sacrificing virgin forest for palm oil plantations and leaves fresh water behind as a by-product.

Cheap fuel made from carbon dioxide, salt water and sunshine. And yet they still keep subsidising windmills…

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Marc Almond on Emma Thompson…

“Emma Thompson has arrived in her gas guzzling carbon footprint stomping jet to serve Vegan food from the boat parked on Oxford Circus while the Yoga classes are taking place on Waterloo Bridge! Haha really? Couldn’t make this stuff up.”


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