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Utilising Alginate with 80% Efficiency

on Jan 20th 2012

Harvesting kelp for biofuels has a huge potential. It can be grown pretty much anyplace where the holdfast at its base can gain an anchor within reach of light and as long as the nutrients that it requires are available for growth. This happens in two kinds of places: the frigid waters of the high […]

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Biodiesel best from Open Ponds

on Sep 2nd 2010

The Tidal Irrigation and Electrical System can be considered a giant open pond for the growth of marine plants which can then be turned into biodiesel. The potential growth rates of aquatic plants far outstrip terrestrial plants. The question has been what is the best method to grow the plants so they can be converted […]

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Filter Feeders to Oil

on Nov 6th 2009

A rather nice idea was proposed by Texas based, LiveFuels, Inc. Well, it has the potential to be a nice idea. It could be absolutely horrible. They intend to create optimum algae growth in a a 45 acre saltwater pond on the Texas coast by introducing agricultural waste. Fish would be introduced into the ponds […]

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Mats of potassium manganese oxide nanowires, filtration on the cheap

on May 31st 2008

A durable and relatively inexpensive way to filter water from oils and bio-contaminants has been invented by researchers at MIT. These mats can be recycled and are very hydrophobic. According to the university it can absorb 20 times its weight in oil. “What we found is that we can make ‘paper’ from an interwoven mesh of […]

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