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Algae.



 



 



Thats great.



 



Volt didn't work.  Lets try algae.



 



 



WARNING!!  Watch out for a bunch of friends of George Kaiser and Valerie Jarret opening algae farms.



 


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The technology holds some promise for the future. But it will take a huge number of years to develop. Easy, stupid answers by the President to cover his failures. I've got it, why don't we give the algae contract to the people who ran Solyndra!!!!!! They're not busy, except for spending the left over taxpayer bail out money.

 

 

 

 

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Is certainly worth some reasearch into use as a biofuel, but as has been said might be years and years away from commercial (read: stand on it's own and not need gov't to prop it up as a viable profit maker) release. One nice thing about algea, is that it doesn't take take food and feed (like corn or soybeans) out of the food stream, thus driving up food prices.

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Guys, the research money SHOULD NOT come from the Fed. Gov. Let it come from private sources. If it is viable, someone will invest the $$$$. If it is not, the $$$ will dry up.

 

We've had enough of the Fed. getting involved in all sorts of grants and research which is just throwing money at politically correct, politically chosen projects. Get the gov. out of any R&D that is not vitally direct medical research. We will save billions.

 

The private sector will take up the slack....efficiently.

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Originally Posted by bunker86 View Post

 

Very promising possibilities. Unfortunately. Americans hate diesels.

 

Better possibilities than the great fuel cell car grants

 

So promising that private citizens can fund, develop market and sell it for a profit? 

 

 

 

Or more like Chevy Volt promising?   Thats where the gummit buys a car company and stiffs the bond holders and give the company to the unions so they can pay their pensioners for long enough to get re elected, then they build a car that the CEO (who they fired as soon they bought the company) told everyone wasn't worth building cause it didn't work and they couldn't make any money, and we lose 40 billion in the deal and then the government car company tells us they made record profits?

 

 

 

You mean that kind of promising?

 

 

 

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Unfortunately. Americans hate diesels.

 

That will change. A good proportion of the European fleet of passenger vehicles are diesel.

 

I've driven a number of them around the world, the modern ones are indistinguishable from petrol powered except for one major difference, they are more economical, and in some 4x4's - the turbo diesel is far more powerful and economical than it's petrol powered cousin.

 

But the hate is understandable, prior to the institution of EPA 2007 regulations, US diesel was the dirtiest liquid fuel on the planet, because of the high sulfur content, it stank, and the sight of belching black smoke from exhaust was as unpleasant.

 

Fuel cells etc offer great promise, but the feasibility of viable and available technology is at least a decade away, probably double that.

 

We need more immediate solutions, and diesel, biodiesel, fueling modern diesel engines offer great promise for the near short term.

 

As I said before, I do hope they can find a way to viably harvest the rock snot (didymo) killing our streams and lakes.

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