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Dozens of reasons why the world doesn’t run on algal biofuels

[ One of the few materials that could even scale up enough to replace oil are plants.  But algae won’t be one of them for the many reasons below. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and … Continue reading

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One gallon of gas = 98 tons (196,000 pounds) of ancient plants = 40 acres of wheat in your gas tank every 20 miles

[ Oil is solar power brewed for free by mother nature over hundreds of millions of years.  Nothing on earth, not even plants, can scale up to replace the oil we burn — one gallon of oil was once 196,000 … Continue reading

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Fill ‘er up with kelp?

[ Here are just a few of the dozens of reasons why seaweed can’t make a dent in energy supplies: negative return on investment like corn ethanol much of it is already spoken for as animal feed, food and additives, … Continue reading

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