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Algae converted to crude oil in less than one hour

Scientists have replicated the process whereby fossil fuels were created. Instead of this taking several millennia the process has been completed in under sixty minutes.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 12 comments

Tricking algae into making biofuels

Scientists have found a way to manipulate the internal clock of algae into thinking it is permanent daylight. This technique could lead to increased biofuel production.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Warming climate is helping to spread toxic algae on Lake Erie

Toledo - A warming climate, coupled with questionable soil management practices, has created ideal conditions for an explosion of toxic blue-green algae growth on Lake Erie. Alarm sirens blare as government officials work to find a solution to the algae problem.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Climate change impacts on the oceanic food chain

Climate change appears to be affecting the starting point of the ocean’s food chain. Changing climate is affecting the types of microscopic organisms found in the seas, with potential consequences for marine life and human health.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Massive algae bloom attracting beach-goers in Qingdao, China

Qingdao - Coastal areas of the Yellow Sea, located between the coast of China and the Korean peninsula, are now green as a result of the extraordinary proliferation of algae in the water. The excessive algal growth may be caused by industrial pollutants.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 4 comments

Project underway to create plastics from algae

A new type of bioplastic could be produced from algae. Technologists are considering whether such a plastic can be manufactured on an industrial scale.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Algae engineered to create richer biofuels

Chemists based at the University of California, Davis, have found several compounds that can boost oil production by green microscopic algae, a potential source of biodiesel.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Green biodiesel possibility

Scientists have successfully engineered two strains of blue-green algae like bacteria (cyanobacteria) to produce a liquid fuel. The fuel is being declared as an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuels.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Orlando residents sickened by blue green algae bloom

Orlando - Officials in the Lake Buchanan area of Orlando, Florida are investigating whether a potentially toxic algae bloom is making residents in the area sick.
In the Media by Greta McClain

New malaria vaccine made from algae

San Diego - Malaria is a major disease worldwide affecting billions of people. Until now no vaccine could be produced inexpensively on a mass scale. In a significant step forwards, a new, inexpensive vaccine has been trialled using algae.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments
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Cargo boat and US navy ship powered by algal oil

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