Algae, Power

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When you think power, you probably DON’T think algae! But, believe it or not, algae—and its 50% oil content—is being considered as the next JET fuel. Experimentation is currently underway to convert the green sludge into renewable energy; Scientific America reports.

And this video shows how it’s being done. Via National Geographic News:

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Now, there is a DOWNSIDE to algae too, and not just Soylent Green, scientists have determined that harmful algae blooms are creating “dead zones” in marine ecosystems.

Researchers BLAME nitrogen and phosphorus runoff from agriculture and burning of fossil fuels; more from National Geographic News.

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