12 Jul '11, 8pm

Seaweeds Could be a Source of Next-Gen Biofuels...

"They grow very fast," added Yannick Lerat of the Technical Research Center on Seaweed in Pleubian, France. "The amount of organic matter you can produce per year per surface is about 10 times higher than you can find in croplands without GM organisms." [...] As with land plants, the carbohydrates in the tissues of seaweed can be converted in various ways to fuels. They can be burned via a process known as pyrolysis to make oil; fermented with bacteria into ethanol; or converted into methane via anaerobic digestion. Because seaweed is buoyed by water, it does not need to make the woody compound lignin to help it stand up against gravity, like land plants do in growing their stalks and trunks. Gnarly lignin resists degradation, a key obstacle in bringing terrestrial biofuels made from biomass like corn stalks or tree crops to market. This makes seaweed easier to convert to ...

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