Argument: Algae biofuel will fail just like other biofuels

Issue Report: Algae biofuel


“Leave the algae alone”. Low-tech Magazine. 4 Apr. 2008 – “While the first generation of biofuels is wreaking havoc on the environment and the food markets, the second generation is getting ready to make things only worse. Behind the scenes, scientists are already working on the third generation, whatever that may be. In five or ten years time, when it becomes clear that algal fuel is devouring our water and energy resources and cellulosic ethanol is mining our agricultural soils, we will be promised that the third generation will again solve all the problems of the previous generation.”