Whose to say that what we call oil is not a form of algea? I read an interesting article once that was theorizing on this and it was actually pretty convincing. Seems that we keep finding that the known reserves are growing in size, even as we pump more out.....
I wish I could remember where I saw that article to bring it over, but alas, I am a senile old fool.
NationaL Geographic, I think. Obama is stuck in the 18th Century when they thought that wealth-distribution was a zero sum game.
The big problem with producing fuel by algae is that the byproducts tend to kill it, so it stops producing.
They need to find one that won’t die, then it just becomes a matter of scaling up the operation.
The enviros won’t necessarily like it, because some desert might die, but the US has a huge desert region where this stuff could be produced, so scaling up the operation, however big it needs to be wouldn’t be that problematic.