Underway at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, scientists are working on, among other things, ways to generate clean “green” energy from algae. According to the report from the agency, there are hundreds of thousands of different algae species on Earth, and they account for approximately half of the net photosynthesis on the planet.
Despite the potential this presents for abundant energy, no one has yet to take advantage of this resource in any kind of a large scale. As it turns out, says the report, “the biomass is easy to transform into useful products, including fuels, and they contain many other natural products that have high value.”
As described in this video, the research is being conducted by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as part of the New Mexico Consortium which is comprised of New Mexico’s major research universities, the Lab, and key industry partners.
The aim is to develop an efficient way to use algae as a feed stock for a renewable source of fuels, and other products.
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