|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 8 Jun 2009 10:44:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ENERGY: Algae jet fuel|
Algae could become reliable jet fuel source By ED TIMMS The Dallas Morning News (TX) June 7, 2009Seawater algae - a cousin to pond scum - may someday become a significant source of fuel for military jets and airliners, and at the same time rejuvenate farmlands where tumbleweeds fill old irrigation ditches and abandoned cotton gins bake in the Texas sun.
Algae farmers conceivably could become the newest breed of Texas oilmen. For now, that's still a very big "if." Several scientific and technical obstacles must be overcome before the tiny plantlike organisms, which create unsightly rings on boat hulls and slime on fish tanks, can be turned into a viable fuel.
...For the U.S. military, developing a reliable source of jet fuel, not subject to the volatility of the global crude oil market, is a national security issue. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which sponsors "revolutionary, high pay-off research" to maintain the U.S. military's technological edge, is one of several federal agencies providing funding to algae/bio-fuel research.
... For the entire article, see http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-algaefuel_07pro.ART.State.Bulldog.50aec9c.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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