Fuel crosses paths

March is known as the green month, so it’s fitting that only one week into it there’s already some interesting news for algae fuel supporters.
Laboratory experiments show that molecules, which can disrupt the burning of fats (lipids) in tumor cells, can also encourage microscopic plant cells like algae to accumulate and even secrete fats. These fats can be used to produce diesel and jet fuel substitutes for traditional petroleum fuels,  according to the report “The Potential Impact of VG Energy’s Lipid Oxidation Inhibitors on the Economics of Algal Biofuels” (PDF).  Read more…


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