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Old 01-13-2013, 01:32 AM
 
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You're missing the point. First of all, this is a forum for discussion; it is not a portal to contact the primary source. Second, I cannot speak for you or others posting here, but I have enough decades of experience - both in primary research and in reading - to know when an author is bamboozling. Thus, when an article contains the egregious misstatement that I highlighted, that is enough to cast the article's entirety into disrepute.
Any author worth his salt will know he has only so much space to get across his point. If he uses some of those column-inches to pad with baloney, he belittles himself as well as suggesting he hasn't worthy arguments to bolster his thesis. Worse, he risks having his words spread across other media - say, the internet - as an object of derision.

Now, if I knew the author - it happens I do not - then, yes, I might spend my time contacting him to tell him where he is off base. In this situation, however, I thought it more appropriate to alert those who were drawn to this thread that the article contains ridiculous statements.

Now, what was it that made my initial post off topic with respect to the thread? I directly addressed the article at hand. I certainly did not bring up the off-topic topic of GMOs, as you did....
Must have missed this in the OP:

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The energy from algal biofuel, the report finds, is less than the energy needed to make it. In terms of water, at least 32.5 billion gal would be needed to produce 10 billion gal of algae-based biofuels, the report states. The study also finds that making enough algal biofuels to replace just 5% of U.S. annual transportation fuel needs would require 44107% of the total nitrogen and 2051% of the total phosphorus consumed annually in the U.S.

This is the sad thing, our youngsters are quite proud to lambast well accredited authors and professors with their worthless drivel, making it sound oh so important. The only problem we have with their anti-GMO attitudes and studies they fall away like a deck of cards in a small burst of air
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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Ooookkaaaay - I think I see a pattern, one that explains why no others are contributing to this thread. I'm done here.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Has anyone experimented with using sea water as a medium for growing the alge and phytobacteria? They are a lot of these critters living in the ocean and we have very little commercial use for sea water except for very expensive fresh water production.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: DC
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Has anyone experimented with using sea water as a medium for growing the alge and phytobacteria? They are a lot of these critters living in the ocean and we have very little commercial use for sea water except for very expensive fresh water production.
Many of the development efforts for algae are focused on use of non-potable water.
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