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You wouldn’t guess that a bit of green slime could do so much. But from from food to fuel, PetroAlgae, Inc. seems to click here purchase of levitra have thought of everything. This Florida-based renewable energy company has developed a technology in which algae and other microorganisms produce fuel to feed cars, animals, and even humans...and say they can do it cheaper than anyone else.

With the how to get cialis without prescription addition of visit web site order levitra pill a few basic nutrients, algae gather most of their energy from the sun. The result is a protein and carbohydrate-rich slime that can be converted to a variety of products. First, the protein is best way to use levitra extracted and processed into animal feed or blended into human food products. PetroAlgae actually lists one of its products as “meal replacer”, conjuring images of our new utopian future in which chewing is obsolete.

After the protein extraction, what remains is a “lipid-carbohydrate mash”. PetroAlgae claims that this material can be sent directly to a petroleum refinery and processed into diesel, gas, or jet fuel without the need to retro-fit any of the refinery’s conventional equipment. Algae cultivation requires very little square-footage relative to conventional crops, can be grown on look here where to get levitra in canada non-arable land, and consumes up to twice its weight in carbon dioxide as it grows.

In addition to algae, PetroAlgae draws from a large pool of microorganisms including diatoms, cyanobacteria, and micro-angiosperms (tiny flowering plants). While exact species remain unnamed, the company conscientiously notes that they use only species indigenous to the region in which a production facility will be installed. They have already begun licensing their technology to commercial facilities in Asia, and are poised to complete contracts with the U.S. and several European countries this year. Each licensee is promised the cialis canada online pharmacy potential to produce 1.5 million barrels of viagra online without prescription overnight transportation fuel per year, or the equivalent of 1.4 billion miles for a single truck. If PetroAlgae’s assertions hold true, the cost of fuel production is essentially paid for by the revenue from food and feed products, meaning that their microbe-derived fuels will remain competitive with fossil fuels, at any price.

PetroAlgae is in the business of licensing its technology rather than building the algae plants itself. It already has deals with algae farms in India and China and online levitra cheap is currently working on deals in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Via BioFuels Digest

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Dystopian future
written by Kieran, July 14, 2009
chew-free petro-algae 'meal replacers' for dinner? Mmmmmmm..... I can hardly wait!
written by Fred, July 14, 2009
Interesting to see that Florida is we like it soft levitra using other sources to prices in uk viagra create good energy
written by Christopher Reeve, July 14, 2009
Did they pay you to write that one? Sounds like a bit of advertising. Full of spin and no negatives. "consumes up to twice its weight in carbon dioxide as it grows" - the same applies to all plants. Its chemistry. You are just separating out the oxygen from CO2.

A couple of the negatives: this is GMO stuff that your average paddy field farmer would not be allowed to grow in case it gets into the wild and PetroAlgea would have to sue you for accidentally growing it in your garden pond. Then there is the it's cool levitra in canada infrastructure of creating all these pools. If not placed on farmland where will they go? In deserts? Where is all the water going to come from then?
written by OakleighVermont solargroupies, July 14, 2009
Please let's not forget that when we burn hydrocarbons (anything that was living) it produces the greenhouse gases CARBON DIOXIDE and WATER. This is not a good idea!
written by JBCIII, July 14, 2009
when we burn hydrocarbons (anything that was living) it produces the greenhouse gases

Yes, true...but the carbon that is burned in this
case was pulled from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. It's not the same situation as burning carbon from fossil fuels. Using biofuels can be sustainable potentially.
Carbon Sources
written by Murphy, July 14, 2009
"Please let's not forget that when we burn hydrocarbons (anything that was living) it produces the greenhouse gases CARBON DIOXIDE and WATER. This is not a good idea!"
This is the same thinking that assumes hydogen is a clean fuel because burning it produces only water. It neglects the fact that energy must be used to create hydrogen (hydrogen is levitra gel typicaly derrived from nautral gas, a fossil fuel).

Bio fuels reduce emissions *if* the engergy inputs to alternative for viagra create the fuel are less than the energy obtained from the fuel. This includes cultivation and fuel processing / refinement. This is why ethanol is not as good as it sometimes seems, because it is so energy intensive to produce.
written by Sean, July 14, 2009
Check out Vertigro...'re doing the same thing in a closed system with way more capacity for being selective, keeping their algae pure and clean, whereas in ponds there are all manner of levitra 20 mg contaminants. Anyhow, others are doing similar things better...but it's good to know that people are doing better things in general.
written by Kelvin, July 14, 2009
Concise, well-written article. Would read again!
written by Julie, July 14, 2009
Great article, very nicely written!
written by Andrew, July 15, 2009
Does this differ much from the dozens of other algae-biofuel companies that I have been promising a lot of potential, but have been deeply troubled by the realities of commercialization?

I truly want to believe in algae fuel, but I've read a lot of things that have led me to believe that the technical hurdles are pretty formidable right now...
Well done
written by dogfaced boy, July 15, 2009
I think your article does a very good job introducing the reader to some new concepts. However, it would seem true that your presentation is somewhat one-sided.
I've had my hopes on algae for a few years
written by Sri Sadika, July 16, 2009
I think algae is one of the most exciting, promising developments in the alternative fuel universe. Done right, algae could replace much of our fossil fuel needs, clean water that has been contaminated by things like human or animal waste, sequester carbon.

I understand the commenter above who is nervous about the real world possibilities, but these technologies are very new. Given a few more years of development, and another oil price spike (remember peak oil?) and this could be the beginning of a game changer.
written by Molly, July 16, 2009
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written by Alberto Gratacos, July 21, 2009
1) Microalgae are and incredibly concentrated source of tramadol next day delivery photosynthesis. Acre per acre, microalgae produce a lot more oxygen (thus consume a lot more CO2) than anything on earth. To grow this things at this concentration would require purchasing industrial CO2 which could otherwise end up in the atmosphere (or used to make soda drinks).
2) There are very productive and online viagra drugs very common species of microalgae that can be used.The only reason to genetically manipulate them would be to patent them. But altering these incredibly resilient creatures is only today buy generic viagra from india dangerous (scifi-like dangerous).
3)You can grow microalgae in land that is useless for anything else. You can use sea water.
4)Algae oil can replace some commercial fuel with little processing, and with 0 sulfur content. Also, it burns 70% cleaner.
5)If we started using diesel cars (more efficient than gasoline cars because diesel burns 100% of its fuel) running on biodiesel, we could use all the existing infrastructures from gas stations, car manufacturing, power plants, etc.
- Downside?? or rather: Other Alternatives?
written by Elana, July 22, 2009
Looks like it's Slime Time all over again! It's kind of creepy to think that algae are edible now, but I have not problem using them for fuel! If what this article says really is true, it sounds like it could be the global warming savior! Absorbs CO2, pays for itself, uses less land... it just seems perfect! Keep up the cheapest cialis in uk good work Florida and PetroAlgae!
Really interesting new technology
written by Sally G, July 26, 2009
Elana, I don't htink we can realy find a "savior" for global warming; that concept is, IMHO, too ambitious and unrealistic.
That said, I have been an interested (if casual) observer of algae-based energy for some time. Boeing (and I believe Virgin Airlines) is doing some research; the PetroAlgae site mentions using local algae, minimizing the risk of introducing invasive plant species into an area and did not mention genetic modification (though it would not be something they would want to highlight, and they did refer to "licensing", which could be a code word for a patented GMO).
Vdertigro uses an enclosed, indoor system and refers to using different species of algae to produce different products: diesel, jet fuel, etc.
It looks like we're at the start of a new technology with great potential—I'll continue watching with interest.
written by Fred, July 31, 2009
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