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'''Algae fuel''', also called '''algal fuel''', '''oilgae'''<ref> {{cite web
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| url= http://www.oilgae.com/
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| title= Oilgae.com – Oil from Algae!
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| accessdate= 2008-06-10 }} </ref> or '''third generation biofuel''', is a [[biofuel]] from [[algae]]. Compared with second generation biofuels, algae are high-yield  high-cost (30 times more energy per acre than terrestrial crops) [[wikt:feedstock|feedstock]]s to produce biofuels. Since the whole organism converts sunlight into oil, algae can produce more oil in an area the size of a two-car garage than an entire football field of [[soybean]]s.<ref> {{cite web
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| url= http://www.solixbiofuels.com/html/why_algae.html
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| title= Why Algae?
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Nowadays they cost $5&ndash;10/kg and  there is active research to reduce both capital and operating costs of production so that it is commercially viable.<ref name="Hartman"> {{cite web
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| url= http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/03/AR2008010303907.html
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| title= "A Promising Oil Alternative: Algae Energy"
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| last= Hartman | first= Eviana
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| date= 2008-01-06 | publisher= ''[[The Washington Post]]''
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| url= http://wwwlib.murdoch.edu.au/adt/pubfiles/adt-MU20050901.140745/02Whole.pdf
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| title= {PhD thesis on algae production for bioenergy}
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[[Wikipedia: Algae fuel]]
 
[[Wikipedia: Algae fuel]]

Revision as of 05:49, 7 July 2008

Algae fuel, also called algal fuel, oilgae[1] or third generation biofuel, is a biofuel from algae. Compared with second generation biofuels, algae are high-yield high-cost (30 times more energy per acre than terrestrial crops) feedstocks to produce biofuels. Since the whole organism converts sunlight into oil, algae can produce more oil in an area the size of a two-car garage than an entire football field of soybeans.[2]

Nowadays they cost $5–10/kg and there is active research to reduce both capital and operating costs of production so that it is commercially viable.[3][4]

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Wikipedia: Algae fuel