Israeli Scientists Hope To Develop New Type Seaweed For Biofuel Production


While they are cleaner and safer than fossil fuels, bioethanol production's ever-increasing need of valuable farmland for crops - like corn and sugarcane - could result to possible food shortages and price increases. To answer this dilemma, a group of scientists from various universities in Israel have been looking at marine macroalgae, or seaweed. They have found that it can be grown more quickly than land-based crops and harvested as fuel without sacrificing usable land. Avigdor Abelson, a professor of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology…

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