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Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems

| | May 15, 2012
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Algae could become an important source of sustainable biofuel, as production doesn’t compete with food crops for land. But we may need to change the way we grow algae from closed systems to open ponds if it is to be low-carbon and cost-effective. This is because current algae production in closed systems – usually for cosmetic ingredients – uses too much energy keeping the ecosystem isolated from the surrounding environment.

View the original article here: Green fuel is possible with artificial ecosystems – Phys.Org

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