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Written by The Informed Aussie
Published on Saturday, December 8th, 2012
Scientists from the James Cook University in Queensland Australia have discovered a new method to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations by up to 50% using algae.
It is claimed that this new technique can bring down CO2 emissions from coal-fired power stations below that of gas-fired power stations.
THE benefit of this new technology doesn’t simply end with the removal of pollutants from the environment. As the algae grows and is harvested, researchers have proposed to turn the Algae into products that include bio fuel, stock and fish feed.
Dr Tony Parker from James Cook University was quoted as saying “It’s going to provide financial support to producers, perhaps even create another industry in itself within agricultural in Australia (and the world), and it’s going to clean up the environment as well”.
Dr Parker then went onto say: “I think any time you can bring a new protein source to the market to be utilized in our dry season in the north (Australia) through the winter time is always a good thing for producers”.
Andrew Lawson, Managing Director of MBD Energy, which is behind the algae trial has stated that the trial is having positive results and that this new method of removing CO2 emissions from power stations could be rolled-out across Australia and the world.
Unfortunately, this new technique of removing pollutants from coal-fired power stations has it’s limits. Because algae only grows during the day, this technique can only remove up to a maximum of 50% C02 emissions during a 24 hours period.
The good news is that this breakthrough comes at a time when the Globalist backed carbon tax in Australia is having a negative impact on the Australian economy. Electricity prices are at record highs and the cost of living in Australia is impacting severely on the quality of life of ordinary Australians.
Ultimately, the only way to popularize this breakthrough technology is to ensure that it becomes commercially viable. The sad truth is that Governments around the world are only interested in improving the quality of the environment when it’s profitable to them.
Hopefully though, this breakthrough technology could see the end of carbon taxes forever?