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gamechanger2011

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 3:20:37 PM

"Solazyme’s biodiesel, which it calls SoladieselBD, is compatible with existing diesel engines. It meets international fuel quality standards and in some areas exceeds them, particularly for performance in cold temperatures"
Algae to the People! Solazyme and Propel Launch Algae Biofuel Retail Project
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 10:56:26 AM

On Dec 13, 2012 Shockjock1961 got asked this question:

Can you show as some proof about Navy spending "$61.33 a gallon" on "hydrotreated Solazyme fuel".

Indeed, crickets from Shockjock1961.

[Edited by: krzysiek_ck at 12/15/2012 10:57:23 AM EST]
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 10:42:18 AM

Shockjock1961 wrote: "The only reason they sell so much is because the Feds force you to buy it..."

How exactly do the Feds force you to buy Ethanol, better yet gasoline?
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 9:26:11 AM

"Yeah,not viable yet... but then they said that about ethanol 12 years ago"

What makes you think it's a viable fuel now? The only reason they sell so much is because the Feds force you to buy it...
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reb4
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Message Posted: Dec 15, 2012 9:12:47 AM

mandate it and see how it sells! be a "growing" business...
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tdioiler
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 3:51:34 PM

Yeah,not viable yet... but then they said that about ethanol 12 years ago.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 11:55:56 AM

"According to the joint announcement, Solazyme’s algae-based product meets or exceeds ASTM quality specifications and has shown performance enhancements including cold temperature operating performance. The fuel is compatible with existing diesel engines. Performance is guaranteed by Propel. The fuel will be sold at the same price as conventional diesel fuels and will be available at Propel’s Clean Fuel Points in Redwood City, San Jose, Berkeley, and Oakland."

Propel & Solazyme for Algae Biodiesel
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:56:43 AM

Shockjock1961 wrote: "Look one post down SS..."

That is exactly what SilverStreaker did, Shockjock1961. Now you simply embarrass yourself.

On the other note, how about you answer the questions.

[Edited by: krzysiek_ck at 12/14/2012 10:57:41 AM EST]
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:55:59 AM

Even the latest purchase by the navy costs almost $27/gallon.

U.S. Navy plans for a “Green Strike Group” with biofuel-powered ships and aircraft have prompted the biggest government biofuel purchase ever: 450,000 gallons from Dynamic Fuels - The Dynamic Fuels contract from DLA-Energy (Defense Logistic Agency) is worth just over $12 million

Hardly economical...
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:26:30 AM

"Crickets from Shocky"

LOL!

Look one post down SS...

Hardly "crickets"...

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SilverStreaker
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:07:29 AM

Crickets from Shocky...Caught spreading a blog. Nothing new there.
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krzysiek_ck
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Message Posted: Dec 13, 2012 2:09:17 PM

Since Shockjock1961 AKA Cliff Claven said it on the internet, it must be true.

Why is it that you show up commenting on every article regarding Algae Biofuel? Can you show as some proof about Navy spending "$61.33 a gallon" on "hydrotreated Solazyme fuel".

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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 8:53:42 PM

Does $61/gallon sound fiscally responsible to you?
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woodyzee
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Message Posted: Dec 12, 2012 1:30:06 PM

I like the idea of biodiesel as long as it fiscally reasable
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nichols
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Message Posted: Dec 11, 2012 10:53:47 AM

Pond scum could get rid of a lot of CO2 and the product can be used by the company making it to reduce their energy cost
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:05:15 PM

What's more likely is that the American taxpayer will have to foot the bill for yet another bankrupt venture...
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OceanArcher
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:09:10 AM

Hopefully, once they get the process working smoothly (in a commercial sense), the price will allow for a cheaper rate for our diesel users ...
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Shockjock1961
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:21:25 PM

At $61/gallon, it hardly seems economical...

" That is why the price is so high and can never be below the price of the other energy options used to make it. That lowest price the Navy paid for hydrotreated Solazyme fuel was $61.33 a gallon in August of 2011 for fuel delivered in 2012. There is no reason to believe the costs of production for Solazyme have improved"
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edgrivera
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:35:09 AM

we'll see
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:26:55 AM

Who really cares and who can actually burn it?
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 12:39:32 PM

Banjoe...this is exciting news!
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FogCitySpotter
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 6:34:20 AM

Hope this becomes fiscally viable
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goldseeker
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2012 3:12:32 AM

A good way to go.
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SoylentGrain
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 10:52:37 AM

While it might be premature to invest in a pond scum retieval business, it is encouraging that someone has made the commercial jump.

I've been buying up to 10% soydiesel for years. These are fine products.
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Banjoe
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2012 6:49:25 AM

gamechanger2011 - you always bring us excellent articles and this is another winner.

Have heard rumblings about algae energy for years but this is the first commercial product I've seen resulting from this research.

Thanks for the link.
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gamechanger2011
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 8:49:36 PM

Gary9696...the article doesn't say. I know some people that filled up with it last week. I will ask them if they know. The article talked about 20% algae biodiesel being added to diesel and the decrease in tailpipe emissions.
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AFTSGTRETIRED
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2012 5:34:27 PM

Is it a B5, or in other words 5% bio?
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