Israel research group forms to advance seaweed-based ethanol

Researchers from Tel Aviv University in conjunction with other universities nationwide have teamed to grow macroalgae along the coastline for ethanol production. Called the “Combined Aquaculture Multi-Use Systems,” the system feeds upon eutrophication – pollution caused by human waste and fish farming which has led to marine environmental degradation. The seaweed grown in the project uses the excess nutrients and pollution. Researchers are currently working to increase carbohydrate and sugar levels in the species under development.

Source: OilPrice, March 6, 2012

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