It shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re too dependent on the use of fossil fuels.
And globally, fossil fuel use is increasing. Even worse, many experts expect this trend to continue. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects production of all fossil fuels—crude oil, coal, dry natural gas, and natural gas plant liquids (NGPL)—to increase in 2022. The United States alone already consumes nearly 1 billion gallons of fossil fuel every single day, contributing to harsh effects on our environment.
If we don’t transition to a renewable energy source, climate change will continue to be detrimental to our planet.
Why Electrical Energy Isn’t a Standalone Solution
The field of electrical energy has made great strides in recent years, and it’s certainly answering the call to various problems that fossil fuel usage has caused, but not all.
Currently, no electric solutions exist for long-distance air travel, shipping, and heavy industry. What our world needs is a way of partnering with electrical energy to cover the gaps it’s unable to replace.
There is a source of renewable energy that’s quickly gaining traction to help fight climate change in these areas: algae biofuel.
Although farming algae for biofuel production isn’t a new process, many biofuel production companies are ramping up this practice, and for a good reason. The biofuel from algae is 100% renewable, natural, and quickly usable.
So What Exactly is Algae Biofuel?
Simply put, algae biofuel is fuel or oil that biofuel producers convert from algae (a common type of aquatic plant). And producing biofuel from algae is trending because algae has a very high growth rate and requires very little maintenance to grow naturally.
Also, algae doesn’t require resourceful land, food, or processing energy to grow. This means that algae can grow virtually anywhere! As long as there is ample sunlight, algae can even grow in energy-deficient conditions.
Algae biofuel is a great natural alternative to traditional fuel made from nonrenewable fossil fuels.
How is Algae Biofuel Produced?
The process is a lot more straightforward than you may think.
Algae plants grow naturally in bodies of water, like open ponds or lakes. And algae is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Many algae biofuel producers use artificial or natural ponds to grow algae. As long as the body of water has enough sunlight and a few naturally occurring nutrients, the algae begin to grow.
From there, algae farmers harvest the algae from the water. Once the algae are out of the water, biofuel production companies use pressure and heat to convert the plant into renewable oil.
However, not all algae biofuel producers use environmentally-friendly systems to convert the algae into biofuel. Some companies harvest algae in human-made environments that release contaminants into the air.
Manta Biofuel is an algae biofuel producer that converts algae into biofuel in a completely environmentally-friendly way. Our team developed a patented, efficient way of doing so.
Learn more about how Manta Biofuel processes algae for energy production, and invest today!