Kelp, the next eco fuel hope.


I thought this would be a great idea for an old tender floating around and making kelp into fuel.  With the multiple tanks on board, it would be create and store the kelp in various forms.  These huge tenders also have the ability to travel and meet the boats whereever they may be.  Its interesting to think about…

[E]xperts from Korea, the Philippines, Norway, the US and Chile agree seaweed grows faster than terrestrial crops, has a high sugar content for conversion to advanced biofuels and ethanol, absorbs more airborne carbon than land-based plants, has no lignin, can be easily harvested compared to microalgae, requires no pretreatment for ethanol production, can be harvested up to six times a year in warm climates.

via Could Seaweed Power The Next Biofuels Investment Wave? – AltTransport: Your Guide to Smarter Ways of Getting Around.

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