Precept 7 Evaulating bioenergy

Precept 7 Evaulating bioenergy - Garaudy Etienne MAE 228...

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Garaudy Etienne MAE 228 Precept November 7,2008 How to evaluate a biomass process Reading: http://www.greenfuelonline.com/index.html (GreenFuel’s is selling a technology to sequester CO2 using algae) http://www.nanostring.net/Algae/CaseStudy.pdf (an analysis of the Greenfuel Technology) http://www.cleantech.com/news/companies/greenfuel-technologies (news reports on GreenFuels) http://www.sapphireenergy.com/ (Sapphire Energy also proposes using algae as an energy producer) The cost of various algae species is typically between US$5–10 per kg dry weight. The United States Department of Energy estimates that if algae fuel replaced all the petroleum fuel in the United States, it would require 15,000 square miles (40,000 square kilometers), which is a few thousand square miles larger than Maryland, or 1.3 Belgiums. This is less than 1/7th the area of corn harvested in the United States in 2000. The
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