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  •  Oh, so would I (1+ / 0-)
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    Dragon5616

    But, if the issue is liquid motor fuel, I'm not sure there is another contender currently on deck that runs in automobile engines, uses the same basic distribution infrastructure, and reduces certain emissions all at the same time.

    I have   high hopes for fuel from algae, but my reading indicates that there are still challenges in bringing it on line in an industrial-sized scale.  Particularly in the area of extraction of the useful material without resorting to higher-than-desirable energy inputs or use of chemicals that both add to the cost and produce undesirable waste.

    Having said that, if those problems can be solved, I'm fairly confident that we have the ability to grow the stuff in the necessary quantities.

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