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  • Double-Win “Algal Turf Scrubbers” Help to Clean Up Baltimore Harbor and Fuel Cars

    Algae absorb nutrients and produce oxygen—ecosystem services that are vital to the health of impaired water bodies like the Chesapeake Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Energy Department-funded researchers are investigating how to mimic these natural services, while at the same time, sustainably produce biomass for conversion to renewable biofuels and bioproducts. It’s a double win for the ...

    By US Department of Energy

  • A new frontier

    While gas companies, universities, high-tech research firms, and even NASA have waded into the waters of algae-based biofuels, many wastewater utilities have stood along the shoreline watching others as they make the leap. But a few have realized the technology’s potential, growing algae at their wastewater treatment plants in order to remove nutrients. They also convert these autotrophic ...

    By HydroMentia, Inc.

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