The Power of Algae

The Facts

How Can Algae Help?

  • Algae can produce 100 to 500 times more oil per acre than other oil crops.
  • The natural oil that algae creates can be utilized as a bio fuel with out killing the algae.
  • It does not compete with food sources, can treat polluted water, and can be grown on otherwise useless land.

Is Algae Always helpful?

  • More research still needs to put in to make algae fuel efficient.
  • Currently, one gallon of algae oil costs $7.50 per gallon.
  • Algae production consumes more energy and water and emits more greenhouse gases than other bio fuel sources.
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