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Seaweed-powered trucks—hope or hype?

Seaweed has long been touted for its potential as a sustainable ingredient for biofuels, green chemicals and biodegradable materials, but scaling up production to industrial levels in a way that maintains its environmental credentials is proving a real challenge for scientists.  One promising application is to use seaweed as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Dr. van Hal is the scientific coordinator of a project called MacroFuels which is aiming to put in place all the steps to develop an industry for producing biofuels from seaweed – from cultivation to fuel production and testing—that could power heavy transport including trucks and ships with diesel engines.  Read more....

 

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