Monday, July 6, 2009
Algae powered F22 raptors...coming soon?
An article over at MSNBC talks about the future of Biofuels, and algae could be powering military vehicles soon. A Utah university is growing algae in huge batches to see if the lipid excreting creatures can make a suitable replacement for gasoline, which is problematic for many reasons (supply is limited, and as we saw last summer the price of gasoline can skyrocket). So far, results are promising, and blends of algae and gasoline have even been used in commercial jets! Could this be the start of a new industry? [Article]