Boone Pickens is trying to make a difference. I am trying to make a difference. There is a way to make Oil that is not getting much press.
This process is to make Fuel from Algae. This process is clean. This process is renewable. This process won't drive up food prices like the process from corn to ethanol - quite the opposite in my opinion. I believe prices would begin to come down for the commodities related to energy. This Algae I am referring to, is not grown
in ponds. This Algae is grown in a closed system - a Bio Reactor. Each Algae Cell typically contains 50% oil or more. By comparing corn against Algae - there is no comparison. The film clip indicates that one acre of corn will produce 18 - 25 gallons of oil yearly. One acre of Algae will produce 33,000 gallons of oil yearly. With some land dedicated to this process, all of our oil needs could be satisfied. Imports from foreign oil would drop drastically. We wouldn't have to drill either anymore - either offshore or in the Arctic. It is estimated that 1/10th of the land mass of New Mexico dedicated to this process could produce all of our oil needs.
Another great thing about this is that different strains of Algae can produce different types of fuel. I.e. diesel, gas, fuel oil and more can be produced by these means. These Algae Bio Reactors could be built near where the refineries are. That would cut down on the transportation of the oil as we know it now. How much would that save? There are a few more things about this Plan. This Algae Oil Production will use up carbon dioxide which will help with the Green House Effect that we are having. Algae needs carbon dioxide to grow. Growing corn causes a lot of fuel hydrocarbons to be released into the atmosphere and adds to pollutants.
I want the same thing that Boone Pickens is striving for. To use every means possible to cut back on our imports of oil - now
! Not 10 years from now. I want the best way to produce energy. I hope Boone takes a look at this idea and gives it some thought. Personally, I think this is the very best idea I have heard of so far to date. I have not heard of one bad thing yet about producing Oil from Algae.
Take a look at the Valcent Site. It explains it well.
Don't be misled about the lower cost of oil at this time. Once we get out of this recession the price of oil will rise again and the pain
will re-emerge once again from the high cost of fuel for driving and heating.
This is a great idea and I hope you can appreciate this Plan. This Plan really needs to be explored and needs your help for it to work. You need to write your Senators and Representatives about this Plan. I am hopeful that once they learn of the significance of this Plan that they will give incentives so this Plan can start producing sooner than later!
Remember, it took us about 10 years from start to finish to achieve one of man's greatest achievments - Going to the Moon! We did it three times. No other country has achieved this even with modern technology. We now have another Challenge - to get off Foreign Oil and to retain our way of life and all the choices we hold dear. This can be achieved by going all out on producing Oil from Algae and developing the latest technologies to do this.
This is Valcent's Web Site. Check it out!