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Study: Algae could replace 17 percent of US oil imports
Date:4/13/2011

source," Wigmosta said. "And so are many other factors. Algae could be part of the solution to the nation's energy puzzle - if we're smart about where we place growth ponds and the technical challenges to achieving commercial-scale algal biofuel production are met."

Next up for Wigmosta and his colleagues is to examine non-freshwater sources like salt water and waste water. They are also researching greenhouse ponds for use in colder climates, as well as economic considerations for algal biofuel production.


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Contact: Franny White
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DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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