National Research Council: Algae Biofuel Poses Sustainability Concerns

The U.S. National Research Council said biofuels cannot yet be made from algae on a large scale because the process requires unsustainable levels of energy, water and fertilizer. According to the report’s author, biofuels are likely not ready to supply even a small fraction of U.S. fuel needs.The council study also said it was unclear whether producing biofuel from algae would actually lead to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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