Algae and Biomass Briquettes

Algae and Biomass Briquettes
Energy (Algae)
People say that Algae is the biofuel of the future.
 But it isn’t as simple as getting the algae itself and
putting it in our gas tanks.
 Scientist have to use various mechanical and
chemical methods.
 Algae might be an end to using fossil flues.
Benefits (Algae)
We don’t have to use crops such as palms to
produce oil.
 Algae grows almost anywhere.
 Can reduce Carbon emissions depending on
where it’s grown.
 The extracts from the algae oil can be used as
livestock feed and can be made into ethanol .
Drawbacks (Algae)
There are a couple of disadvantages.
 For one, this is a new technology.
 Produces unstable biodiesel.
 Biodiesel performs poorly compared to fossil fuels.
Government plans (Algae)
The government pledged to invest up to $24
million to three research groups.
Not number one fuel source?
One reason that algae is not our number one fuel
source is that algae biofuel is still a new concept.
 But in the future it might replace fossil fuels.
Energy (BB)
Biomass briquettes will soon replace Coal, Natural
Gases, Kerosene, Diesel, Lignite etc.
 They are eco-friendly and renewable resources.
 It is also cheaper than other fuels.
Benefits (BB)
Biomass briquettes is a good substitute for coal
since they are made of natural material.
 Also because they do not put any pollution in the
air like coal does.
 Factories started using this product since they
herd about its benefits.
Disadvantages (BB)
The first and possibly the worst disadvantage to
using biomass briquettes is that directly burning
biomass as a fuel produces more greenhouse
gasses that can be absorbed by the plants,
making global warming worst.
Government plans (BB)
As for our government, we really have any plans.
 But it is available for factories.
 In India, they are preparing to use biomass for
their factories in 2012.
Not number one fuel source?
The reason that Biomass Briquettes is not our
number one fuel source is because it is still
relatively new like algae.
 But it still could replace Coal, Natural Gases,
Kerosene, Diesel, Lignite etc.