04 Jul '11, 11pm

Seaweed offers 'kelping hand' for biofuels (absolutely no apologies for the pun)

Scientists say that developing biofuels from seaweed could provide not only an alternative low-carbon energy source, but also go some way to solving the problems of food and fuel crops competing for agricultural land. The EU currently has a target to increase the share of biofuels used in transport fuel to 10 per cent by 2020, although green groups have long claimed that biofuels drive food prices up, result in deforestation and can even increase carbon emissions FURTHER READING Algae biofuels a winning formula for CO2 utilisation Green 'hypersonic' jet could fly to New York in 90 minutes However, marine ecosystems account for more than half of global biomass and are relatively untapped, potentially offering a solution to the conflict, say researchers at Aberystwyth University. They add that seaweeds are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast-growing ...

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Seaweed Offers Kelping Hand for Biofuels

Seaweed Offers Kelping Hand for Biofuels

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