Algae: the fuel of the future?

Swansea University scientists explain how algae is ideally suited to turning into an oil

Seaweed EnAlgaeBBC Wales on line reports on the pioneering EnAlgae Project led by Swansea University researchers. The project involves seven other European countries to find the best way of turning it into fuel.

EnAlgae project coordinator Dr Shaun Richardson said micro-algae - the green water on ponds - would be the most suitable to turn into fuel.

"The big driver behind the research for algae is the consideration about what we're doing to our environment," he said.

"It's the need to reduce CO2 levels and to find a more sustainable way of producing fuel, energy and products."

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