June 28, 2012

Algae fuel: Separating the Myths from Facts

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Perhaps the hype surrounding algae fuel has been too much for most people to believe that humble algae holds the key to solve man’s impending problem of depleting fuel resources. But believe it or not, these lowly organisms possess more lipid or oil with high energy content storeed within them. In fact, more than 50% of its mass is lipid which makes it perfect as raw material for the production of biodiesel.

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However, all is not rosy colored for these unicellular plants to be classified as the ultimate savior for the growing energy problem that is plaguing us today. However, in the quest to find a more viable alternative source of energy in a world where natural resources are quickly drying up, algae fuel seems to be a very exciting possibility.

But we need to separate the myth from the fact if we want to succeed in the search for the real solution to end our energy crisis. Algae fuel is not a quick fix approach, neither is it the ultimate solution.

There needs to be more research done to find the best way to extract lipid from these tiny plants. But nevertheless, the future looks promising for these tiny organisms.

 Algae biodiesel offers a new window of opportunity for those looking to find a more cost effective and reliable way to produce energy on an ongoing basis.

Algae thrive extremely well where there are three important ingredients crucial for its survival-


Carbon dioxide and,


Basically this means that the algae will survive any place on Earth as long as there is water and sunlight. It thrives extremely well in hot and humid areas, which makes it the perfect blend to prosper in the hot and tropical areas of the world. But these algae colonies do well in other areas too. In fact, people have been cultivating algae fuel in their own backyard as a means to gain inexpensive DIY algae biodiesel.

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Algae are a great source for biodiesel fuel. Today there are not many DIY algae biodiesel guides around which would help you learn how to make your on biodiesel by growing algae.

But gaining knowledge from someone else's experience is crucial before attempting this project. Getting a proper guide which would explain in detail and help you create a real solid plan to turn these lipids from algae into biodiesel is essential.

You need the right information to make it work. In fact, creating biodiesel no matter what the raw material you are using, demands careful planning and skillful execution to produce the results you want.

It is as much art as science. It makes sense to get the right information which would help you get right into action and make the algae fuel into a success.

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Hello David. I trust you are well. Your project is definately a labor of love. I have spent about 3+ hrs reading. looks like an 8 hr read to get all the details. I would again thank you for your work, easy reading, to the point, well organized.

Dale Bock


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