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Spanish Scientists Search for Fuel of the Future

Science & Tech  (tags: fuel, Spanish scientist, bio-oil, petroleum )

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In a forest of tubes eight metres high in eastern Spain scientists hope they have found the fuel of tomorrow: bio-oil produced with algae mixed with carbon dioxide from a factory.Almost 400 of the green tubes, filled with millions of microscopic algae....


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Arild Warud (174)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:01 am
Thanks Anna.

Cheryl B (64)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:38 am

Cheryl B (64)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:38 am
wow, great news

Carol H (229)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:53 am
thanks Anna, noted

Trequl M (170)
Friday April 1, 2011, 7:53 am
Noted with thanks.

Lin Penrose (92)
Friday April 1, 2011, 8:35 am
Noted, thanks Anna. The algea takes co2 out of the atmosphere, just as most plants do. This is wonderful. The co2 must be released back when used as fuel. Sustaining a balance of both will be (if possible) Terrific!

Gvapo T (22)
Friday April 1, 2011, 9:30 am
great idea. and as Lin said it can keep the balance of co2.
this can be a good step before we go over high efficiency electric or hydro cars

Natividad P (104)
Friday April 1, 2011, 12:00 pm
Noted. An interesting and great news. Thank you Anna

Roger G (148)
Friday April 1, 2011, 1:40 pm
another April fool's story?

Regina P (63)
Friday April 1, 2011, 3:11 pm
Npted, Thank you Anna

Freya H (345)
Friday April 1, 2011, 4:59 pm
I wish them luck! We need to wean ourselves entirely off dead dinosaurs.

Mary T (178)
Friday April 1, 2011, 6:58 pm
Thanks Anna, Noted

KS Goh (0)
Friday April 1, 2011, 7:37 pm
Thanks for the article.

Justin R (0)
Friday April 1, 2011, 10:36 pm
Perhaps they can collect the algae which annually take over certain beaches; it is so much that the army is called in to remove it.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 4:28 am
Thanks Anna

Past Member (0)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 6:13 am
Thanks Anna, fascinating idea.

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 8:42 am
thanks for this post

Brenda Towers (0)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 9:09 am
Amazing! Thanks.

Robert O (12)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 11:01 am

Robert O (12)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 11:08 am

Kaye S (45)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 3:47 pm
Sounds good.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 6:10 pm
Wow, this is cool. Hope this is an answer to cleaner fuel

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 6:13 pm
Bio-fuel from beans,done easy. ha Just joking

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday April 2, 2011, 6:46 pm
In what quantities can it be produced?

Sunday April 3, 2011, 12:23 am
Anna, this sounds wonderful. It is so heartening to know that there really are some likely-soundeing substitues for oil. It is great to know that many countries are really trying their hardest to find alternatives, unlike here, in Australia, where it doesn't seem as if our government are in the LEAST bit interested in putting money into research of this type!! Too much tax money coming in from Mining and oil!!!

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday April 3, 2011, 1:15 am
Go energy from the sun, harvested for human energy needs!

Ellen W (0)
Sunday April 3, 2011, 4:05 pm
Interesting. I live in Spain and hadn't heard of that. Problem is though it uses the C02 from the factory, it's producing oil similar to the oil we have now which when used lets off more C02 and pollutants.

Ann L (15)
Sunday April 3, 2011, 5:41 pm
Noted and shared.

Cice Rivera (41)
Sunday April 3, 2011, 9:08 pm

Bonnie B (103)
Monday April 4, 2011, 12:37 am
Thanks Anna, noted. I agree with Ellen W. It's not a bad thing that at least the manufacture of the fuel probably pollutes less and it is far better to use a non-food group source, but if we still burn it in combustion engines it only solves part of the problem. Electric vehicles in a system that uses solar and other sustainable technology is a better solution.
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