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Canary Islands advances the use of microalgae for food and biodiesel
Source : fis.com
A team of researchers from the Technological Institute of Canarias (ITC) have been able to produce new foods and enrich others, generate biodiesel and treat waste water with some microalgae and its derivatives. According to the director of the R&D Division at the ITC, Gonzalo Piernavieja, the Canary Islands is a world leader in the matter, as for the last 20 years, several research groups working on seaweed at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the National Bank of Algae, as well as the institution he represents. Biotech experts from the ITC proposed to promote research, development and innovation of the microalgae present in the Canaries, and become a commercial and industrial property "in the short to medium term".
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29 March 2011 |
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