Research at NMC to Convert Algae to Affordable Fuel

Photo by Andy Stiny, Santa Fe New Mexican

Molecular biologist Amanda Barry and a team at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Bio-energy and biome Sciences group are conducting research on a specific strain of algae in order to determine if it can be produced quickly and at low cost. If so, this algae hold potential to be a source of renewable fuel that can economically compete with fossil fuels.

This research takes place at the New Mexico Consortium's Biolab in Los Alamos. Here researchers are really focusing on algae due tot their ability to produce refinery-compatible diesel and jet fuel precursors.

If successful, this new source of renewable biofuels will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, contrbute towards clean energy solutions, and contribute to domestic job growth.

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Los Alamos lab researching algae to convert to affordable fuel




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