But what life form will lead this revolution? Algae might be the answer—a tiny single-celled plant widely considered the most promising option for the future of biofuels for several reasons:
The development of biofuels produced outside of the food production cycle, can create a new green economy generating thousands of new jobs and a new green infrastructure, in essence creating an algae economy.
But questions still remain:
Algae biofuels can change our perspective of how public open space will operate in the future. Underutilized landscapes in urban environments could potentially be used for bio-fuel “farms” proactively creating a sustainable environment. The new algae economy provides a platform to initiate an ecological and architectural discourse to fold these typologies into public open space creating productive landscapes. Hopefully, algae can become the forerunner of the 21st century biofuel revolution.