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Algae biodiesels tend to be more expensive in their production methods (production) A) Costs of production make algae biodiesel is more expensive to make it with less cost after production 1) "Biodiesel is not cost effective, at least not yet comparing to regular petroleum based fuel." 2) "...Today, to produce micro-algae oil or biomass is much more expensive than to produce normal biomass. .This is because the bio-reactor technology did not specialize in economies of scale. For most algae applications, we are still in fundamental research. There is still research in order to identify the algae kinds or families which are most appropriate in order to produce biofuels." 3) Producing algae biofuel is relatively expensive The cost of various algae species is typically between US$5–10 per kg dry weight. This is relative expensive, and not really commercially viable. 4) Algae biofuel start-ups exaggerate estimates to attract capital   "Leave the algae alone". Low-tech  Magazine. 4 Apr. 2008  - "It could be that these businesses are greatly overestimating their energy 
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course SOCIAL SOCIALWORK taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '09 term at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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