Tag Archives: biofuel

Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

Although this research appears to be interesting, I note that it requires high temperature and pressure, which increases costs. Also, while there are claims of reduced cost from other algae biofuel methods, no numbers are provided. Given the ongoing shale … Continue reading

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Using Tunicates for Fish Feed and Biofuels

Tunicates are marine animals that look like a mass of tentacles. They live in cold salt water environments. Researchers in Norway have reasoned that tunicates can be farmed for fish feed and possibly for production of biofuels. ‘Tunicates grow very quickly … Continue reading

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Converting Nitric Oxide and Carbon Dioxide into Biofuel

Researchers have discovered that Heterosigma akashiwo, a type of algae, can consume nitric oxide and carbon dioxide to produce carbohydrates which can be converted into ethanol for use as fuel. Using algae to consume carbon dioxide to eventually produce some … Continue reading

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