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By ANDY STINY
Santa Fe New Mexican 

LANL researching algae to convert to affordable fuel

 

August 2, 2018



SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — That green pond scum on the backyard pool may be annoying now, but it could someday fuel a jet plane to whisk you away on vacation.

And those lawn clippings? They could be used to convert algae into a mass-produced, economical biofuel to be used in cars, trucks and airplanes.

Molecular biologist Amanda Barry and a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bio-energy and Biome Sciences group are trying to determine whether one particular strain of algae can be produced at low cost and in short periods of time so that it could economically compete with fossil fuels.

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