TITLE

Could algae really be the fuel source of the future?

AUTHOR(S)
O'Driscoll, Cath
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;7/10/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 27, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the potential of the biofuel that can be produced by algae. The high-energy content oil extracted from the algae is produced in quantities up to 200 times greater than from traditional biofuel crops such as soya bean plants, according to its discoverers at Arizona State University. The oil is effectively carbon neutral since carbon dioxide absorbed during algae growth offsets any emissions when the oil is burnt to release energy.
ACCESSION #
22735918

 

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