Algae biofuel can help meet world energy deman, researchers say from Phy dot org May 27 2014

Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the
world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It’s a potential game-changer.
“That’s because microalgae produces much higher yields of fuel-producing biomass than other traditional
fuel feedstocks and it doesn’t compete with food crops,” says USU mechanical engineering graduate student
Jeff Moody.
With USU colleagues Chris McGinty and Jason Quinn, Moody published findings from an unprecedented
worldwide microalgae productivity assessment in the May 26, 2014, online Early Edition of the
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The team’s research was supported by the U.S.
Department of Energy.
Despite its promise as a biofuel source, the USU investigators questioned whether “pond scum” could be a
silver bullet-solution to challenges posed by fossil fuel dependence.Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It’s a potential game-changer.Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-05-algae-biofuel-world-energy-demand.html#jCp

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