Talk:Algae fuel

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Nutrients[edit]

The "Nutrients" section seems to be a bit unnecessary. The information about the importance of fertilizers such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen and waste water can be much shortened and summarized into a few brief sentences and be included in the "Fuel Production" section. Nutrients required for algae growth are additional information for the algae fuel production, not the main issue to be dealt with. In this way, the whole article will get much more succinct and to the point. Junghaeyun (talk) 17:51, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Environmental Impact[edit]

It is stated that although algal biofuel does not produce any sulfur oxides or nitrous oxides, it still produces a reduced amount of carbon monoxide, unburned hydrocarbons, and reduced emission of other harmful pollutants. Although reduced in amount, these pollutants may still have potential risks of health and environment. While disadvantages of other types of fuels are clearly stated, the impacts of these pollutants that the algae fuel produces are not clearly stated enough. More about the potential health or environmental risks of using the algae fuel should be stated so that the neutral point of view can be maintained. Junghaeyun (talk) 18:11, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

History[edit]

The "History" section contains a lot of information but most of them seem to be insignificant. The first part of the section explaining about how Harder and Von Witsch proposed microalgae as the potential source for fuel is the most important part. All the other historical applications of algal biofuels seem to be too much in amount for readers to read and know all of them. If this section mainly focuses on how the algal biofuel idea was proposed and started to be developed, it will get much clearer and simpler. Junghaeyun (talk) 19:39, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Introductory Section needs updating[edit]

The last comment in the introduction states that Algenol, a Florida-based algae biofuels company, hoped to reach commercial-scale operations in 2014. Less than six months after the cited article was published, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill repealing Florida's state mandate that consumer gasoline contain 10% ethanol, leading the CEO of Algenol, Paul Woods, to scrap plans to build a commercial-scale algae biofuels plant. [1] In 2015, Algenol's commercial demonstration module in Ft. Myer's Florida began providing ethanol biofuel to Protec Fuel for distribution in Florida. I believe this reference to Algenol in the introduction needs to be removed or changed due to the ambiguity of it's commercial scale at the present time.[2] Jpg142zg (talk) 20:58, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Companies Section needs updating[edit]

The subsection of the Companies Section on Algenol Biofuels has no mention of the companies' partnership with the US Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office[3], and many of the other sections delineating the companies that produce biofuels from algae are single sentences with low-detail. This entire section could be removed to maintain the focus of the larger article on just the science of algae biofuels, or each of the companies should be updated with more relevant information and additional companies (if there are any) should be added as well. Jpg142zg (talk) 21:28, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

Food supploement[edit]

Why are we discussing algal oil as food supplementation in the hatnote instead of within its own section? I have created a new section containing the information and removed the hatnote. As the usage becomes more widespread, may need to reword the lead, or reintroduce the hatnote as a redirect to its own dedicated article. Ies (talk) 23:39, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

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  1. ^ http://www.nbc-2.com/story/22574373/algenol-governor-rick-scott-algae-ethanol-lee-county#.Ubsmf8u9KSM
  2. ^ http://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/articles/algenol-announces-commercial-algal-ethanol-fuel-partnership
  3. ^ http://energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/articles/algenol-announces-commercial-algal-ethanol-fuel-partnership