What is an example of an algae based fuel?



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    It looks like biodiesel, crude oil, and ethanol can all be made from algae.

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    The number of algae-to-biofuels startups tripled from 2005 to 2009, which demonstrates how this potential is being recognized. For helicopters, the U.S. Navy has conducted tests using algae-derived aviation and marine fuels.

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    Other fuels can be made from algae as well, such as methane, SVO (straight vegetable oil), and even jet fuel.  Trials for jet fuel made from algae have already been conducted by Air New Zealand and Virgin Airlines, with the latter using a 747 flight between London and Amsterdam.  In the United States, DARPA (Defense Adavanced Research Projects Agency) has found a way to extract fuel from algal ponds “at a cost of $2 per gallon” and is set to begin large-scale refining into jet fuel “at a cost of less than $3 per gallon.”

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