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  • how can i found information about soap from micro algae or how we can make the soap with microalgae that have good point for body?

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  • Every year millions of dollars are getting invested in the field of Biofuels like Algae, jatropha, corn, etc. and still they are nowhere near replacing fossil fuels. My question is why we are investing in biofuels which compete for ground with food and pollute the world (not as badly as fossil fuels). Instead why don't we concentrate on sources like solar or wind etc?

    To my knowledge, the only area where electricity hasn’t replaced fuels yet is in long range transportation like aviation, water and rail transport. Also, biofuels are made from plants that take in power from the sun, and indirectly we are cultivating the sun's energy through a long process. So instead, why don't we just harness the sun's energy in a more direct (and proven) manner?

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    • Algejetfuels 5 years ago

      The US Federal Governement in 2010 gave several AC of free Federal BLM land to the Nevada power company to expand one of the countries top polution sources-Ried/Gardner Coal Power Plant in Mopa Nevada. This company currently has no plans to purchase power from renewables. Thier stock price went up 100% after the land grant from the "Green Obama Administration". I would have to build an algae farm the size of Belgium to offset the increase in emissions from this huge coal plant. The land grant allows them to operate for decades more. It was a dirty deal that has caused the California snowpack to be nonexistant, i.e drought famine as I said, and impacted the snow related tourisam to our republic. If I was a wild animal I would be dead or thirsty right now. Coal -Won Renewables-Loss To top it off this plant is on the border of a sovergin nation, a native american reservation. The genocide of the red man continues Its alot more efficient than offering 10 USD for the scalp, like in the last century. Please someone take the oposing side and defend fossil fuel investment for me? NV Energy - http://www.nvenergy.com

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  • I am very interested because for me the algae are the future

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  • What is the average percentage of algae mass that can be converted onto butanol?

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    • Akshaya 5 years ago

      Here's one patent that I came across relevant to your quesn. A mixed algal biomass (comprising of algae from the genus Chlorella, Protococus and Pleurococus) was fermented with Clostridium tyrobutyricum and Clostridium acetobutylicum bacteria, within a few days 35-42 percent was converted to butanol. You can gather more info on this patent at this link - http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7855061.html

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    • Akshaya 6 years ago

      Biobutanol can be prepared from many biomass feedstocks, however it is easier to produce biobutanol directly from a souce of sugar. Biobutanol can be produced from feedstocks which do not compete with food. For example, efforts are underway to covert algae biomass and waste wood particles to biobutanol.

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    • Bharathiramani 6 years ago

      There are about four isomeric forms of butanol which have different chemical structures, same chemical formula and components, and somewhat different properties. One of the isomers, known as tert-butanol, is actually a solid at room temperature, and therefore cannot be used as a fuel by itself. Hence this is not used as a fuel blend. N-butanol is widely used and iso butanol is also known to be used. Both of them do not require engine modification. Though tert-butanol doesn't find application as a fuel, it is used in mild quantities as octane rating enhancer. It is used in synthesis of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE)

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