Algae is the Future

For this blog post I got on a tangent of renewable energy. I have done some research on oil and coal and its not sustainable because you can’t make more oil and coal. Solar and wind power are both expensive and take a lot of space, though in theory endless power not easily manufactured at a large scale and are unreliable because sometimes its not windy and sometimes it’s cloudy therefore not a viable source for a constant energy. Thus i started looking at ethanol and other ideas for renewable bio energy and came upon what are oceans survive on. This being alge. Algae is defined as “a simple non flowering plant of a large group that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.” i am mostly looking at the single celled forms. The single celled algae multiplies at an alarming rate with very little care and can be easily farmed for a low cost in mass. ALgae can be used as food and thanks to new technology and genetic engineering may be able to replace oil. Fossil fuels. Algae is able to produce oils and proteins in an extremely fast and large quantities just using water and the sun. With proper manipulation it would become the world’s future energy supply that is completely renewable. But the benefits don’t stop there. Algae production would help rebuild our atmosphere which has been destroyed by use of fossil fuels because Algae produces oxygen and eats “carbon emissions”. So invest in algae because the world will probably rely on it one day in the near future for food and energy. Although this is clearly a great idea, one might ask “how does it affect business and entrepreneurship?” i would respond with this is clearly going to be an enormous project. So i would invest in all the supplies needed (/companies) for production and maybe even become an early investor in the new energy companies coming from this idea. As far as this idea links to my topic of mining is that it makes oil and coal mining which are generally the most hazardous for the environment and non sustainable not worth it.

 

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