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Plant-eating algae a hope for biofuel

Algae can get energy from other plants, researchers from Bielefeld University have found. Conventional wisdom held that plants…
An image taken last Friday shows a massive algal bloom, thought to have been caused when wind blowing snow off the Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctic released nutrients into the ocean. NASA Terra Modis/Jan Lieser

Bright green algal bloom is so vast it can be seen from space

A field of green algae stretching hundreds of kilometres across the ocean surface near Antarctica is so bright that it is…

Bubbles build better biofuels

Thanks to microbubble technology, harvesting algae for use as a biofuel could become easier and more affordable. The technique…

Fill ‘er up, with microalgae

Microalgae are an interesting alternative to other biofuel crops such as corn or soy. Microalgae are individual cells or…
Future fuels will be made from a range of raw materials, including algae. SandiaLabs

Explainer: the evolution of biofuels

It’s one of the key challenges of our generation: transforming our global energy use from emissions-intensive, non-renewable fossil fuels to low-carbon, sustainable energy technologies. The challenge for…

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