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Solar. Gasifier. for production of rocket fuel from algae

Posted by: Sigma - Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:32 pm
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Post Solar. Gasifier. for production of rocket fuel from algae   Posted on: Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:32 pm
Algae is amazing at absorbing waste and creating hydrocarbons, a closed loop photobioreactor can process waste water and co2 and make rocket fuel, a system could feed algae through a chamber heated to over 1000 f by the sun , without air, gassify hydrogen and carbon monoxide, then reconstruct it with a catalist into cheap rocket fuel, no oil involved,

So it is possible to process waste water, capture co2 and shoot rockets to space,

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Post Re: Solar. Gasifier. for production of rocket fuel from algae   Posted on: Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:41 am
So we could make an artificial lake under the Moons surface and grow algae there for energy?


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Post Re: Solar. Gasifier. for production of rocket fuel from algae   Posted on: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:50 pm
Not really, as there is not enough nutrients there I believe, I may be wrong though,

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Post Re: Solar. Gasifier. for production of rocket fuel from algae   Posted on: Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:55 pm
Right. Algae like all known lifeforms consist mainly of carbon, and there's barely any of that to be found on the moon. The hydrocarbons you want to produce also consist mainly of carbon. Then there is the issue that without air, even if you could create a bunch of hydrocarbons, you don't have oxygen to burn it with. While the element oxygen is common on the moon, it is in already "burnt" state as part of the soil and regolith, so you can't use it.

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