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Title: Economic comparison of open pond raceways to photo bio-reactors for profitable production of algae for transportation fuels in the Southwest

As energy prices continue to climb there is an increasing interest in alternative, renewable energy sources. Currently, “most of the energy consumed in the U.S. comes from fossil fuels - petroleum, coal, and natural gas, with crude oil-based petroleum products as the dominant source of energy”. The use of renewable energy has grown, but is only making a small dent in current consumption at about eight percent of the United States total. Another concern with the use of fossil fuels is the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and complications to the climate. This is because, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) “fossil fuels are responsible for 99% of CO2 emissions”.
Authors:
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  1. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1096032
Report Number(s):
DOE-DANF--0003046-5038
Journal ID: ISSN 2211-9264; 28302-P
Grant/Contract Number:
EE0003046
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Algal Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2211-9264
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Texas A&M AgriLife Research, College Station, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS