Several characteristics of algae give them big advantages when it comes to biofuels.
- Algae can produce between 2,000-5,000 gallons of fuel per acre, far more than any other renewable feedstock.
- Algae can grow on marginal, or non-crop, land, so they don’t compete with valuable agricultural land.
- They can grow in brackish, salt- or polluted water, so they don’t require freshwater resources.
- They consume carbon dioxide (CO2) and emit oxygen as they grow, so they help reduce the total amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.
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