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Tag: Algae

Arizona State University: From wastewater to renewable energy

When algae are put to work cleaning up wastewater, they can produce biofuel at the same time. A team of ASU grad students is working with the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation to clean up the environment while creating clean, renewable energy. Their project received initial funding from the EPA’s P3 program (People, …

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The ‘Bio’ in Biofuels: New Energy from Ancient Life

Hosted by The University of California, this talk on bacteria producing hydrogen. We all know that hydrogen is a clean and efficient source for energy, for example used in future cars with fuel cells. However, production of hydrogen is actually dirty and expensive using current mainstream methods – something that bacteria could change in the …

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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

TED presents Jonathan Trent talking about “fuel without fossils”: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team’s bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future. More information: …

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