ExxonMobil - Algae Biofuel

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by Dolly Sprint 16v, 8 Nov 2009.

  1. Dolly Sprint 16v

    Dolly Sprint 16v Member

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    Whilst watching the last round of the MotoGP, there was an advert for Exxonmobil - who are currently experimenting with Algae as an alternative biofuel

    See attached short to - Algae Biofuels and have a listen to the video by Joe Weissman
    http://www.exxonmobil.com/Corporate/energy.aspx

    This beg the question whether its worthwhile injecting Co2 into a planted tank.

    Regards
    Paul.
     
  2. AdAndrews

    AdAndrews Member

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    Yeah, i saw the advert for this a few weeks back, made me chuckle, they want to grow it and we want rid, maybe they should pay us for the privilage of cleaning the tanks out. :lol:
     
  3. Jack middleton

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    I was thinking just the other day about this, why save the rain forest? when we can grow algae a lot faster! and it uses co2 for photosynthesis.

    If we could do it on a big enough scale we may be able to reduce the amount of CO2 in the air, although I think methane is the biggest problem.

    bio fuels from algae would be carbon neutral and I'm all for it
     
  4. a1Matt

    a1Matt Member

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    reason #1 - trees look and smell much nicer than algae :p :lol:
     
  5. Jack middleton

    Jack middleton Member

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    Fair play :lol:
     

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