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Can algae save the world - again ?

Posted on Monday, 16 February, 2009 | Comment icon 9 comments

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Scientists are looking in to algae as a potential means with which to save the world by using it to help remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere and to create new reserves of oil. It is believed that algae can be used to produce commercially viable fuel replacements within ten years.

"Can algae save the world again? The microscopic green plants cleaned up the earth's atmosphere millions of years ago and scientists hope they can do it now by helping remove greenhouse gases and create new oil reserves."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by A M A G A M I E on 17 February, 2009, 3:39
Sounds like a plan to me. [:
Comment icon #2 Posted by Legatus Legionis on 17 February, 2009, 15:16
let us first consider how could we use algae as a solution.. then consider the consequences .
Comment icon #3 Posted by Mac E on 17 February, 2009, 16:15
I say give it a try, we can't really screw this planet up too much more.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Harriet C. on 17 February, 2009, 19:20
Can algae solve the chocolate problem I read about in another article?!!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Shuriken on 17 February, 2009, 23:01
and just how would hey do that ? As far as I know the process of turning organic staff in to fossils takes ten, if not hundred millions of years...
Comment icon #6 Posted by ToySouljah on 18 February, 2009, 7:55
"It is believed that algae can be used to produce commercially viable fuel replacements within ten years."I'm thinking that it is another alternative fuel and not exactly oil. I'm not too sure
Comment icon #7 Posted by ToySouljah on 18 February, 2009, 7:59
I remember when I was in Elementary and a member of the Young Astronauts Club that they told us that algae was the way of the future since it can be used for a lot of different things and one of those was food. lol...the teacher even made algae cookies. They weren't too bad, but I guess anything tastes good if you add enough sugar to
Comment icon #8 Posted by Paracelse on 28 February, 2009, 8:47
Not true,
Comment icon #9 Posted by Paracelse on 28 February, 2009, 8:48
You can't live by sugar alone... you have to have chocolate ))

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