Argument: Industrial algae biofuel depends on dense C02 coal

Issue Report: Algae biofuel


“Algae biofuel mania”. Stockhouse. 11 June 2008 – “Algae can obtain carbon from atmospheric carbon dioxide, but the amounts present are insufficient to promote rapid growth. That requires something like smokestack effluents containing more than 10% CO2, and in fact some of the earliest attempts to grow algae as a fuel source were predicated upon the development of pervasive industrial carbon dioxide capture. That’s not happening, and unless it does, real mass production of algal biofuel is scarcely possible.”