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Crude Oil Made From Algae May Compete With Cheap Petroleum

Scientists can turn the sea plants into oil in less than 60 minutes; the FDA is forcing antibacterial soap manufacturers to prove the efficacy of their product or take it off the shelves; meanwhile, America’s state borders would look very different if many had their way. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 READ MORE



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U.S. Team Makes Oil From Algae—Fast

Although it’s still a long way from commercial viability, a U.S. team has produced oil from algae in less than an hour, in contrast with the millions of years the natural process needs.

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Plan to Salt the Oceans Gets Thumbs Down

One proposed method of counteracting greenhouse gas emissions—fertilizing the oceans with algae-nurturing iron—would be hugely expensive, requiring a new industry to match the size of the global coal-mining sector, a study says.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 READ MORE


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