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HOW DO YOU MAKE FUEL OUT OF ALGAE? Answered

how do you make fuel out of algae and how would you use it

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plerno (author)2011-08-03

Is it possible to squeezze out the oil and then use the remaining substance to ferment into bioethanol?Or is that a bit to much to ask?

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Burf (author)2010-12-14

1) Dry it, compact it, then convert it to charcoal.
2) Run it through a digester and capture the methane gas.
3) Extract the natural oils in the algae.
4) Find or develop an algae that naturally excretes oil.

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bossmansam (author)Burf2010-12-14

How do you turn it into charcoal

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Kiteman (author)bossmansam2010-12-15

Cook it in a low-oxygen atmosphere (a quick search of this site will reveal several methods).

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Burf (author)bossmansam2010-12-14

The same way you make charcoal out of wood, heat it in a low oxygen (pyrolysis) container until it is carbonized.

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orksecurity (author)Burf2010-12-14

5) Find a version which produces enough sugar/starch to be fermented for alcohol.

Websearch will probably find some other approaches. None of them are particularly easy to do in small quantities; few of them produce enough energy to be commercially viable though some are getting close.

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lemonie (author)2010-12-14


Have you asked this question anywhere else?

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steveastrouk (author)2010-12-14

YOu extract vegetable oil from it

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