Good video on growing algae for fuel

Posted By on April 13, 2008

Glen KurtzI’ve posted a few times before about different renewable oil crops used produce biofuels and have concluded that the most promising is algae grown to product biodiesel. (here’s an excellent PDF document) The desert cement pond approach has been my thinking all along, although several innovative companies are working on even better ideas. The efficiency in which algae grows and the non-competitive nature of algae for food makes it nearly ideal.

Valcent Products Inc. is a leader in working with a vertical grow system and their CEO Glen Kertz has produced an online video that ballyhoos their reasoning. (posted a little over at CinciTDI last year) If the cost can be kept down, I think they may just have something.


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