The Power of Algae
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.