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    but did you catch the diary about fuel made from algae that DARPA has worked out?  At least for transportation issues, we may have a solution to dependence on Middle East oil finally.  If so, it'd be the most important national security advance in a loooong time.  Supposed to be at least slightly cleaner burning too.

    I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. - Oliver Cromwell

    by Ezekial 23 20 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 at 10:12:32 AM PST

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    •  I didn't catch it, but (0+ / 0-)

      I have read a few articles about oil production from algae over the past year or so. Universities have been researching algae fuel for decades, so I'm not buying this just yet. A common problem is that the true costs of algae production are under estimated. Also, many of the production methods rely on petrochemical fertilizers and whatnot.

      Until I see a peer-reviewed audited method for scalable production, I'll remain skeptical. Especially considering that the source is a defense contractor.

      The top tax bracket should be 90% for all types of income over $1,000,000.

      by atheistben on Wed Feb 17, 2010 at 10:48:34 AM PST

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