Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Making fuel from seaweed.

Not a bad idea if you ask me. I've read a lot on the subject of ethanol production, and I've heard different sides to it. I've seen a few posts where the claim is that corn based, and especially switch grass based ethanol production actually uses more than a barrel of oil to produce a barrel of ethanol. Which makes sense if you trace it to all the farm equipment used to plant, maintain and harvest crops. So if seaweed can be used to produce ethanol, I don't see why not. Seaweed is known to grow as much as six feet a day, so it seems like an ideal crop. Also there aren't the connotations of raising food prices, and all the economics behind the big corn boom. Anyways, click here for the article.

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