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2012 Could Determine Future Of Algae As Fuel

Before taking any grant money an algae researchers they should be made to sign a statement of perjury. If a researcher takes grant monies to grow oil, they should NOT be allowed to grow for food, feed or cosmetics. They should return monies back to the taxpayer.


Solydra story is opening a huge can of worms at the DOE LOAN GURANTEE LOAN PROGRAM. Its not just about the Solar loan guarantee program. Look at all the millions in fees collected by the DOE LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM with projects 20% completed. Also, an audit needs to be done on DOE GRANTS to individuals from the DOE that are now working in private industry. Very incestuous! There needs to be an audit on each individual loan program for amount funded and results!

The US taxpayer has spent over $2.5 billion dollars over the last 50 years on algae research. To date, nothing has been commercialized by any algae researcher.

The REAL question is: Does the DOE BIOMASS PROGRAM really want the US off of foreign oil or do they want to continue funding more grants for algae research to keep algae researchers employed at universities for another 50 years?

In business, you are not given 50 years to research anything. The problem is in the Congressional Mandate that says the DOE can only use taxpayer monies on algae research, NOT algae production in the US. So far, research has not got the US off of foreign oil for the last 50 years!

A Concerned Taxpayer

December 5, 2011 at 10:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Green Crude Is The New Gold

Major University Admits Hard Science
Problems Relating to Algae Have Been Solved

Arizona State University Senior Vice President Rick Shangraw recenty said "…algae will “deliver soon” because…most of the hard science problems science problems regarding algae have been solved…Now…it’s largely an engineering problem."

Does the DOE want to get off of foreign oil or do they want to keep algae researchers employed at universities?

September 28, 2010 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )