Making Algae Work

Establishing algae farms near industrial facilities might be a way to make algal biofuels economically viable, writes Mark Fischetti at Scientific American. He says that waste from other industrial processes, which could include CO2, nitrogen, or phosphorus, can be routed into the algae facilities, knocking down both an input cost barrier and solving a waste issue.

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