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Turning Algae into Profits and Biofuel
Entrepreneurs have been trying for years to get something valuable out of algae.

Although algae grow prodigiously and contain potentially useful molecules extracting those molecules has proved complicated and expensive.

But a Nevada company, Algae Systems, has a pilot plant in Alabama that, it says, can turn a profit making diesel fuel from algae by simultaneously performing three other tasks: making clean water from municipal sewage (which it uses to fertilize the algae), using the carbon-heavy residue as fertilizer and generating valuable credits for advanced biofuels.

If it works, the company says, the process will remove more carbon from the atmosphere than is added when the fuel is burned.



 
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