22 Jan '12, 6pm

Alternative Energy and Fuel News: Biofuel breakthrough

RELATED ARTICLES Seaweed Fuel July 5, 2011 10:31 AM Seaweed Biofuel July 5, 2011 07:49 AM Chile committed to biofuels based on algae February 23, 2010 04:31 PM Coral reefs more resilient than expected-against seaweed June 6, 2009 10:32 AM /energy/article/43887 Brown seaweed's potential as a vast source of biofuels has been highlighted with the announcement that scientists have found a way of converting all its major sugars into ethanol. ADVERTISEMENT A team reported in Science today (19 January) that it has engineered a microbe that will convert the sugars to ethanol, overturning one of the main obstacles to making the use of brown macroalgae, or seaweed, as a biofuel feedstock competitive. The prospective ethanol yield from brown seaweed is approximately two times higher than that from sugarcane and five times higher than maize, from the same area of cultivation. But its ...

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