Could Algae Be Oil’s Next Competitor?

Scientists in Southern California are trying to design the next oil, and it may be floating in most oceans and ponds. Researchers say algae may be the next alternative to oil. The AP’s John Mone reports. (3:11 min)

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3 Responses

  1. Redroom Studios says:

    hmmm, seems like a long way to go until this gets to the mass production stage. Perhaps this is only a temporary solution anyway. Its encouraging to see all these alternatives being pursued, but I cant help but think that maybe competition is delaying change in this case. I think it might be more efficent to decide on a single model and have everyone pursue that incuding the infrastructure required to make the new alternative avaiable.

  2. shapeshift says:

    There’s so much algae…

  3. CS says:

    Corn, sugarcane, algae…the cost of producing any form of biofuel is still prohibitive at this stage and also the issues of having to use conventional energy sources to generate it have yet to be resolved. But I do believe that one day (hopefully soon) biofuel will be an economically viable alternative to oil.

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