Al­gae could be the fuel of the fu­ture

The Oban Times - - News -

A SUS­TAIN­ABLE fuel could be the next source of oil for cars and en­gines.

Re­searchers at the Scot­tish As­so­ci­a­tion for Marine Science (SAMS) have un­locked a trea­sure chest of ‘su­per-al­gae’ that could pro­vide a pre­vi­ously un­tapped sup­ply of fuel.

Us­ing a newly-de­vised tech­nique, sci­en­tists ex­am­ined mi­cro-al­gae strains to find out which ocean-based strains had the high­est oil con­tent.

The re­sults of the screen­ing are likely to help bring for­ward re­search into al­gae as a source of biodiesel and other bio­fu­els by a num­ber of years.

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