Saturday, August 22, 2009

Biofuel, Native American Style

Leave it up to a Native American tribe to come up with a sensible approach to biofuels:
  • They plan to make bio-diesel, which is more efficient to produce than ethanol.
  • They are using algae instead of a food crop.
  • They are not converting cropland away from growing food crops.
  • The algae will be grown next to a natural gas power plant, a source of algae fertilizer (otherwise known as CO2).
  • A focus on long-term yet profit-driven planning. The two are not incompatible.

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

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