5 Reasons Why Bioethanol From Algae is Better Than Gasoline
Bioethanol from algae: There has been growing concerns over the rising cost of fuel in the last decade. In the past few years we have seen how the world has scoured to find an alternative for the fossil based fuels to replace the depleting source of these natural resources found deep within the earth.
We've looked into various ways how energy can be harnessed, which would eliminate the dependence on foreign import of oil from faraway lands. When too much of our energy dependence is placed on the hands of foreign governments, this leaves us vulnerable to the threat of price manipulation due to political and economic interests.
So how do we solve this problem? Usually the most complex problems can be reduced to their basic components.
What did people do before Exxon and the corner gas station?
They made their own fuel.
We need to look into a more reliable source of alternative energy that would reduce our dependence on those fossil based fuels. Why not look to the past?
Bioethanol has been around since they invented the gasoline engine. Fredrick Diesel even designed his engine to run on vegetable oil. So biodiesel and bioethanol aren't a wonderful modern technological invention.
Bioethanol is nothing more than another word for moonshine and we have been making that in the USA since before this country was born.
What is new is the modern understanding of how algae could play a part. Among the most coveted and raved about sources for the production of biodiesel is the lowly algae. Bioethanol from algae has been creating waves of revolution around the world and the interest in these algae bioethanol technology is growing daily.
Let’s look at why bioethanol from algae are way better than gasoline.
1. Cost Effective
While this issue remains debatable, we all know how the world is bombarded with the issue of rising oil prices. As people search for more cost effective solutions for our energy needs, the lowly algae seems to be the most viable choice in the long run. It’s available for free if you care to cultivate it and it can expand very rapidly in mass. Some algae species can double its mass within a day, making it perfect for daily harvest to be turned into algae bio gasoline.
2. Less Pollution
When bioethanol from algae is burnt, the only emissions you get are mostly carbon dioxide. There are very minimal compared to other gaseous hydrocarbons, if any at all. It produces a much cleaner air to breathe.
3. Cheaper Alternative
Yes, as soon as algae is produced in massive quantities and the technology has reached the point where the maximum amount of fuel can be garnered form these microbes using less chemical extraction processes, then bioethanol from algae would be very cost efficient.
In addition, the algae can have the oil extracted for biodiesel, then the left-over biomass used to make bioethanol. Two fuels from the same amount of biomass.
4. Renewable Source of Energy
Algae bio ethanol is an excellent source of renewable energy. Unlike other forms fossil based fuels, algae ethanol can be made as soonest the supplies are used up. They are easily created by expanding the algae colony and pressing them again for oil.
5. Green the Earth
Using bioethanol from algae helps to green the earth. We know that the algae does a great job of cleaning the air off carbon dioxide and turning it into food. It also cleans up wastage from humans and turns it into lipids or oil which can be used as fuel.
Bonus Reason: Probably the best news is you can make algae ethanol right in your own home. On Amazon I have seen "Table Top" ethanol stills for as little as $109. This is nothing expensive or complicated, folks. There are three and five gallon models as well.
There are just a few reasons why bioethanol from algae is better than gasoline.
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