algae is actually a very promising additional solution.
But til then, drill baby drill !!!
“algae is actually a very promising additional solution.”
For around 5 years now, an energy company here in Kansas has been trying to build a coal power plant (but its been blocked because of environmentalist whacko theories on the harm it might do).
One of the features of the plant is an algae farm...to placate the environmentalists. The algae would consume the co2 produced at the plant...and then it would be converted into fuel.
Not a bad setup. So, in some cases, it may make sense. However, I suspect it could not be scaled up to meet any appreciable percentage of our nation’s energy needs. This is not a ‘new’ technology. The concept of making diesel out of plants is as old as the diesel engine...but hardly anybody actually does it, since its so much more cost efficient to get diesel from oil.
Obama is discovering that many materials can be used to make fuel...and touting them as the ‘next big thing’...when really we’ve already been there, done that.
I have already heard the first breathless enviro-whacko call a talk show and complain that Obama “wants to take all the plankton out of the ocean and burn it in our gas tanks, which will destroy the planet’s food chain!”
This is just TOO good!