And the understatement of the day award goes to...
Same as Solyndra, all over again —some of the bigger outfits doing the research are big Obama contributors. They’re making the Navy buy this fuel, which is maybe 700% as expensive as the genuine stuff.
The US Navy is about to —or just did— do a whole exercise just off of this algae fuel.
Most of the outfits doing the research are just south of San Francisco, and in Silicon Valley.
This is just money-laundering, basically.
And, there are enough Obama bots to believe that BS.
US Navy carriers run on CHICKEN FAT and algae...?!
Yes, it does sound made-up:
I’m positive SNL will do a skit on this! (rolling eyes)
Hint: The LIE in the woodpile is when Bammy tells us we can grow enough algae to fuel America. We have not got that much phosphate and still have enough to grow food.
Another LIE from the Long Legged Mack Daddy of Lies.
The process for converting algae to fuel has actually been demonstrated to work.
It’s not, however, available on a large scale.
Trying to get along without pumping crude oil out of the ground here in the short term is idiotic.
Well, there is that spirulina stuff, so after we make ourselves some gas, we can eat the leftovers.
The Libs are always for energy sources that don’t work or won’t be available for 20 years...
I saw a post the other day that told about how much phosphate would be required to run the huge algae farms needed to replace the oil we import into the U.S. We have to consider that algae is a plant and requires all the nutrients that plants do. I can’t find that article.
The bottom line is we would be taking phosphate away from our food production and throwing it into algae oil. If the phosphate is locked into the oil produced, we would be finding phosphate a rare commodity very quickly. If the phosphate is locked into just the algae cell, we could recover the phosphate through some kind of recovery technique. The cost of that technology I question and the time to develop it is another question.
I was at the rally by the way . . .
I have no problem with them experimenting with algae, but the idea that we are going to make a dent in our current problem with algae is just plain nuts.
I’m just waiting for Obama to tell us we can get gasoline from Soylent Green.
The ABC reporterette is fit to be tied to be forced to report it, but I heard Gingrich on Levin this evening and he was hitting the ball out of the park. It's just what the devil and Democrats can't stand: being laughed at. Gingrich was utterly convincing.
He has the ability to define 0bama in a single, withering phrase and reduce him to irrelevance. In this, only Sarah Palin is in a league with him.
Algae as an energy solution is laughable. Sounds like something that needs to be researched and marketed first. Not pushed by a Marxist onto the country.
I have faith one day many things that sound weird now will provide us our energy in the future. With that being said, it still is not a viable energy policy. Everytime I filled up my gas tank, the price per gallon has been more expensive. Obama’s energy policies are ill concieved, short-sighted and simply wrong for what we need now and in the future.
I found the article, “Why Algal Biofuels May Never Hold the Key to the Future” by Professor Chris Rhodes:
Everyone who wants a good look into the Achilles heel of algae-oil, should go to the link.
There, fixed it. Might work...
More free money for academia!
Pray for America