Algae biofuel is an innovative technology that can improve coal usage for energy. Biofuels, in general, are a very important commodity, because these fuels are renewable, whereas coal, oil, and even natural gas are not. Once the U.S. refines its biofuels to a good working standard, because the chemistry is a bit complicated, the reward will be cleaner, renewable energy sources that are less heavy on the environment. Much effort and money should be directed toward biofuels.
Algae biofuel is an organic renewable resource and could produce more fuel than many other plants used for biofuel. Any opportunities the human race has to save this planet should be taken, in order for there to be a planet left for future generations to enjoy. Using algae biofuel to make coal cleaner for energy use is an important step to cleaning and saving the environment.
While in the long run we will have to transition away from coal and other fossil fuels to cleaner sources, in the near future coal still offers a cheap and abundant source of energy. However, it also produces a great deal of pollution and greenhouse emissions. Therefore, it is vital that we come up with processes that will cut down on these emissions and reduce the harm that coal does to the environment.
A big argument about the depletion of the ozone is that the earth causes more destruction itself, than humans actually do. As this may be true, that doesn't give humans the liberty to be as environmentally devastating as possible. By using a cleaner energy source, not only will we be helping the environment, but more jobs will be created.
I think using algae to make coal cleaner is good because it not only helps cut co2 emissions from the coal plants but then can be used to make a biofuel as well. It is also more cost effective than using corn or soybeans. It can also be further processed to make ethanol another plus for transportation.
Algae bio fuel should be used to make coal cleaner for energy use as it is renewable and can be produced from the algae. It does not cause harm to fresh water resources and can easily can be produced using ocean and wastewater, and it's environment friendly. As coal, natural gas are non-renewable energy sources, we should always make use of alternative renewable sources for energy use.
Using algae biofuel as 'fuel' is good, but it would take a lot of money, research and time to make an biofuel powered industry. On the other hand, using coal is easier and cheaper but it makes a huge pollution. So, if we can use algae biofuel to make coal cleaner for regular use, it would save money and environment both.
Green diesel, also known as renewable diesel, is a form of diesel fuel which is derived from renewable feedstock rather than the fossil feedstock used in most diesel fuels. Green diesel is not to be confused with biodiesel which is chemically quite different and processed using transesterification rather than the traditional fractional distillation used to process green diesel. Green diesel feedstock can be sourced from a variety oils including canola, algae, jatropha and salicornia in addition to tallow.
Coal provides over half of our world's electricity. We lack the infrastructure to replace that demand with solar, wind or any other renewable energy for decades. And it is both immoral and unrealistic to require everyone to sit in the cold and the dark to reduce carbon emissions, when it was warmer in the Medieval Warm Period than it is today. We can make it cleaner with algae in a few years. That helps the planet without destroying our quality of life.
An algae biofuel would be a cleaner alternative fuel, so it deserves research and implementation. In researching this type of fuel it is important not to consider it a cure all, but a step in dealing with our fuel demands in a cleaner way. We should simultaneously research wind and water energy as clean alternatives, too.
It makes no sense, whatsoever, to use an algae biofuel to make fossil fuel use more acceptable. We should focus on renewable biofuels that can replace fossil fuels, not enable more use of them. Cleaner burning coal is not possible. It's really just less dirty, but it's still dirty, regardless.
Why use coal and combine it with algae? Algae can be used as a ready food source, and coal has been determined to be an inadequate energy producer. Today's technology gives us numerous ways to produce energy cleanly and quickly with just minor modifications to the current technology. Coal is a mistake that has outlived its usefulness as an energy product.
Algae biofuel is not proven to work commercially as a success, it goes against the sustainable movement, and it would require a large shift in the infrastructure of transportation and energy usage in order to be effective. Rather than fix the problem, using algae biofuel might create another serious problem in itself.
One disadvantage of biofuels is that we are using them without the infrastructure to make them self-sustaining. If we cannot use them without raiding natural environments, then there is no feasible point to this. There is also no conclusive evidence that it can be used to the extent we use oil today.
What if biofuel, after extensive testing spanning a number of years, turns out to be a carcinogen when released into the air as an after product? As a layman I don't know the answer to this question, but the answer to this question and others that reflect on stability of the production and its environmental impact have to be answered before I can agree to use the product.