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Algae could make biofuel cheaper than oil
Source : thenational.ae
Algae that thrive in sun-drenched wildernesses are an important source of natural nutrition and biofuel. But while most projects have grown algae in closed conditions, there is hope that the open environment of the UAE desert might also be suitable. Megan Detrie reports The desert might not seem an ideal setting for algae to thrive. But biologists believe its abundant sunlight and unused land could make it the perfect place for the tiny plants that can be used to make a versatile oil for food and fuel alike. Microalgae - single-celled microscopic relatives of seaweeds - have attracted global attention in recent years as a source of natural food supplements for humans and animals, and possibly as a biofuel.
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5 April 2011 |
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