Tag: sunlight

Diesel Fuel Made From Sunlight Through Bugs


  This idea was so out there that I thought it appropriate to pass it along. Instead of a solar panel you have a panel which holds engineered, photosynthetic organisms in a non-freshwater solution.  These organisms directly make checmicals and biodiesel from the sunlight and carbon dioxide.  The system is expected to go online by 2011 and bring biodiesel fuel at the cost of around $50 per barrel. 


"Through advanced genome engineering, we have developed proprietary, product-specific organisms that catalyze the direct conversion of sunlight and CO2 to useful fuels and chemicals".

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The Desert Becomes an Oasis, Sahara Forest Project


  The Sahara desert is a nice place to visit for about 10 minutes, then you realize there is not a whole lot to see, but sand and a few cacti here and there.  Three Engineers have come together to utilize all of that space to produce food and energy.  


The Sahara Forest Project is one that is designed to grow food in the desert and at the same time generate its own food and energy.  


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