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New Process Converts Algae to Crude Oil in Less Than An Hour
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, oil, algae, concept, research, technology, sustainability )

- 1934 days ago -
It typically takes about 65 million years to convert plant material into crude oil - but now a new process has dramatically reduced the amount of time necessary and can get the job done in about an hour.
Biofuel From Pond Scum Could Replace 17 Percent of Imported Oil
Science & Tech  (tags: biofuel, algae, algae biofuel, discovery, coolstuff )

- 2983 days ago -
Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a biofuel that decreased our need for (foreign) oil and didn't take away from the food supply??? We in Minnesota would have lots of supply!
From Salamanders To Little Green Men?
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, plants, evolution, algae, green, photosynthesis, salamander, sea slug, scientific discovery, study, scientists )

- 2997 days ago -
When I was a child, I remember wondering why there were no animals that could photosynthesize. Maybe that's a bit odd, but it's not that I was especially geeky; I just felt almost indignant that there weren't animals with green skin.
Stealing Electricity From Algae
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, electricity, algae )

- 3377 days ago -
Stealing electricity from algae.
Deadly Nerve Toxin Affecting Deep Ocean Creatures
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, marine creatures, algae, oceans, pollution, destruction, endangered, nature, illness, death )

- 3747 days ago -
CHICAGO, Mar. 22, 2009 (Reuters) -- A nerve toxin produced by marine algae off California appears to affect creatures in the deep ocean, posing a greater threat that previously thought, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.
Study Sees An Advantage for Algae Species in Changing Oceans
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, ocean, algae, acidic )

- 4083 days ago -
Contrary to expectations, a microscopic plant that lives in oceans around the world may thrive in the changing ocean conditions of the coming decades, a team of scientists reported Thursday.
Cellulosic Ethanol Sugar Diverted to Algae Biodiesel Production
Science & Tech  (tags: algaculture, algae, biodiesel, biofuel, cars, diesel, energy, fuel, Green, Josh Tickell, oil, petroleum, Solazyme, technology, transporation )

- 4169 days ago -
A new biofuel company is going to combine cellulosic ethanol and algae biodiesel production technology, because they think it provides a more positive energy balance. Solazyme will be buying sugar from cellulosic ethanol companies to feed to algae.
Experts Identify Growth Trigger for Marine Algae
Science & Tech  (tags: marine, algae, growth, light receptors, proliferation )

- 4248 days ago -
Scientists have identified two light receptors in marine algae which appear to be responsible for the proliferation of these plants. scientists hope to use the findings to control unwanted algal growth, or to cultivate species of kelp to use as food.

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