Algae can produce biofuel while helping the atmosphere

This is an article about how algae can be an efficient source for removing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and also for producing biofuel. The scientists in Plymouth University (UK) are testing the extent of the algae’s ability to produce biofuel. Algae grow well in environments that are unsuitable for food production consumed by humans. This eliminates the competition between food production and biofuel. Algae also grow more rapidly than food crops. The use of algae for the production of biofuel would also lower the affect of food cost (ex: corn- derived ethanol). At the same time algae can also consumer large quantities of carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen, which lowers the presence of carbon in the atmosphere. Many companies are further investigating the abilities of algae. 


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