Could Algae Soon Be Used To Make Diesel Fuel?



Making eco-friendly diesel fuel from renewable resources isn’t a new thing. But researchers at the University of Michigan think they have a new source that will save time, money, and the environment. Both corn and soybeans have been used in the past but the problem with those are that the more that’s used for fuel, the less there is for people to eat. Also, those items have to be grown and can only grow it certain places which takes a considerable amount of time and money. Whereas algae can be grown almost anywhere in a barrel which makes it cheaper and faster/easier to grow. The only reason it hasn’t been used is that the method hasn’t yet been figured out. The ultimate goal is to create fuel that runs better than standard diesel while producing less pollution and CO2.

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