Talk:CH391L/S13/Algal Biofuels

From OpenWetWare

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
*'''[[User:Kevin Baldridge|Kevin Baldridge]] 16:49, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''':What are you referring to with "photosynthetic efficiency"? You say sugarcane is the best, but algae actually have more energy per mass. So what is the final product which you are comparing, simple sugars which can be converted to alcoholic biofuels?
*'''[[User:Kevin Baldridge|Kevin Baldridge]] 16:49, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''':What are you referring to with "photosynthetic efficiency"? You say sugarcane is the best, but algae actually have more energy per mass. So what is the final product which you are comparing, simple sugars which can be converted to alcoholic biofuels?
-
**'''[[User:Gabriel Wu|Gabriel Wu]] 17:12, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''': Agreed. You're comparing sugar content in corn and sugarcane to lipid production in algae, but you compare them directly. This could use some further clarificaton.
+
**'''[[User:Gabriel Wu|Gabriel Wu]] 17:12, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''': Agreed. You're comparing sugar content in corn and sugarcane to lipid production in algae, but you compare them directly. This could use some further clarification.
*'''[[User:Catherine I. Mortensen|Catherine I. Mortensen]] 16:57, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''':  Is it possible to somehow use chlorella that already exists in the ocean to produce fuel?
*'''[[User:Catherine I. Mortensen|Catherine I. Mortensen]] 16:57, 18 March 2013 (EDT)''':  Is it possible to somehow use chlorella that already exists in the ocean to produce fuel?

Revision as of 17:12, 18 March 2013

  • Kevin Baldridge 16:49, 18 March 2013 (EDT):What are you referring to with "photosynthetic efficiency"? You say sugarcane is the best, but algae actually have more energy per mass. So what is the final product which you are comparing, simple sugars which can be converted to alcoholic biofuels?
    • Gabriel Wu 17:12, 18 March 2013 (EDT): Agreed. You're comparing sugar content in corn and sugarcane to lipid production in algae, but you compare them directly. This could use some further clarification.
  • Catherine I. Mortensen 16:57, 18 March 2013 (EDT): Is it possible to somehow use chlorella that already exists in the ocean to produce fuel?
Personal tools