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Algae To The Rescue

Posted by David Larsen on Fri, Nov 07, 2014

Could algae hold the energy answers to our fuel depleted world?

In today's world, energy reserves are being depleted gallon by gallon at an astounding rate. Thanks to the advances of technology and highly funded research we might be able to harness the underutilized power of algae.

  • Half of algae's composition, by weight, is lipid oil
  • Algae yields around 8,000 gallons of biofuel per acre per year as opposed to corn biofuel at 420 gallons
  • Depending on the species, algae can grow in freshwater and saltwater, and in the future could be used to treat wastewater.  
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Alternative Energy Bioresearch Explored at Michigan State University

Posted by Sam Asher on Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Dependence on fossil fuels has been a hot topic for decades now. Several United States presidents have urged that we step away from oil and utilize other natural resources. Now, a partnership between Michigan State University at East Lansing and Luleå University of Technology in Sweden is working on just that. Their plan for alternative energy comes from a biomaterial produced from agricultural residue called butyric acid.

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