[Photosynthesis] Biodiesel etc

David Alan Walker via photosyn%40net.bio.net (by d.a.walker from sheffield.ac.uk)
Sat Mar 22 11:41:15 EST 2008


³Algae yields have not yet been accurately determined, but DOE is reported
as saying that algae yield 30 times more energy per acre than land crops
such as soybeans, and some estimate even higher yields up to 15000 gpa²

I read statements such as the above with increasing scepticism. Does anyone
have verifiable figures  (in tons per acre per year) of biomass for algae
such as Chlorella or Spirulina ?
Many thanks

David
>From David Walker, FRS., Emeritus Professor of Photosynthesis, University of
Sheffield, UK.

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