BMZ Paper #2 - 1 Farley Conor Farley BMZ 115 Section B...

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1 Farley Conor Farley BMZ 115 Section B Professor Gorchov 6 November 2011 Biofuel: Fueling Our Future? The idea of making fuel from biomass, more specifically biodiesel from algae, is a relatively new and promising concept, one that could change not only how we fuel our motor vehicles, but also how big our carbon footprint could potentially be in the future. Algae plays a large role not only in the realization of an alternative fuel source, but a natural way to treat waste water, and these capabilities call into question what the advantages of using algae really are, especially in light of the disadvantages of our current means of obtaining fuel. Making fuel from biomass, compared with the production of fuel by utilizing fossil fuels, is an extremely different means of producing the same result: fuel. However, these diverse means show an advantage in respect to the greenhouse effect by utilizing algae for biofuel. One obvious advantage in using biofuel produced by select types of algae is that this is a renewable resource, unlike the fossil fuels mined for the same
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