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Study: Algae could replace 17% of U.S. oil imports by 2022
Source : domesticfuel.com
In a new study released by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (NPPL), algal fuels could replace 17% of the United States' imported oil by 2020. The paper was published in the journal of "Water Resources Research" but warned that biofuels production, including algal fuels, can require a lot of water so the study cautioned that being smart about where the algae is grown can reduce the water needed. Researchers concluded that water use could be drastically reduced if the algae is grown in the sunniest and most humid climates including the Gulf Coast, the Southeastern Seaboard and the Great Lakes.
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18 April 2011 |
United States & Canada
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