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Scientists claim breakthrough for algae-powered biofuels

 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Scientists claim breakthrough for algae-powered biofuels Reply with quote

Scientists claim breakthrough for algae-powered biofuels:
http://www.edie.net/news/news_story.asp?id=21753&title=Scientists+claim+breakthrough+for+algae-powered+biofuels

Pioneering technology using microbubbles could solve the difficulties of harvesting algae for use as a biofuel, according to scientists. The technique, developed at the University of Sheffield, builds on previous research in which microbubbles were used to improve the way algae is cultivated. Algae produce an oil which can be processed to create a useful biofuel. Until now however, there has been no cost-effective method of harvesting and removing the water from the algae for it to be processed effectively.

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