14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500%

August 25, 2014 by  
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Algae could provide an endless source of biofuel , however current production methods tend to be costly and time-intensive – first you have to grow the algae, and then you extract oily lipids and convert them into fuel. Enter Gregory Martin , a brilliant 14-year-old who has found a way to boost the amount of lipids in algae by over 500% ! Gregory’s method uses fewer steps than other techniques, and it could lead to much higher biofuel yields. Read the rest of 14-Year-Old’s Biofuel Breakthrough Boosts Algae Production 500% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Google Science Fair , algae , algae biofuel , biofuel , biofuel production , Gregory Martin , nitrogen depletion

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