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BioJet 1

  1. Dec 1, 2007 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=biodiesel-takes-to-the-sky

    Actually, biodiesel is getting great attention wrt aviation because of its high energy density - almost as good as regular diesel.

    Boeing and Virgin recently partnered in an effort to develop alternative fuels for aviation.
    http://www.manufacturing.net/article.aspx?id=140037
     
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  3. Dec 2, 2007 #2

    wolram

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    More land for fuel rather than food, i think food is more important than air travel.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2007 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    Biodiesel from algae doesn't need to compete with food. It does not require good farmland in order to grow.

    Where I live, if we converted just the land used to grow grass seed [which is used mainly for golf courses] to fuel production, we should be able to produce something like 2.5 billion gallons of fuel per year.

    Also, for anyone who hasn't seen it, you should enjoy the biodiesel powered, Earthrace Wavepiercer Trimaran.
    http://www.cld.co.nz/earthrace.htm
     
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  5. Dec 2, 2007 #4

    wolram

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    I am all ready a great believer in algae fuel and geothermal, any one working in these areas get my backing.
     
  6. Dec 2, 2007 #5

    Ivan Seeking

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    You can send your checks to Ivan Seeking at... :biggrin:

    The red blotches on my avatar are the pockets of oil within microalgae. The algae are probably around 10 microns in size.
     
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