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Food + Fuel: Algae Putting Old Biofuels Debate Out to Pasture

A new article in Popular Science highlights the unique potential of algae to deliver a new, sustainable source of both food and fuel, turning the age-old debate around first generation biofuels on its head. The article notes that algae-based jet fuel promises greater range, reduced emissions and lower maintenance cost than conventional fuels, and references a recent study indicating that algae could also replace up to 45 percent of feed for cows without degrading the flavor of the meet.

Could flights to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo be fueled by Algae? If so, could algae be the food and fuel of the future?

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