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Improving algal biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

[USA] Biocrude oil obtained from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) of algae can be an energy-efficient replacement for the fossil crude oil normally used in the production of fuels. HTL is a high-pressure, high-temperature process that allows scientists to mimic, in a matter of minutes, the natural geological Continue reading Improving algal biocrude from hydrothermal liquefaction

Seaweed problem could provide biofuel solution

Biofuels are controversial because they are often produced from food crops or grown on farmland, writes Paul Brown, creating extra pressure on land and forests. But a common algae found in abundance around coastlines and clogging up beaches may be the answer. Continue reading Seaweed problem could provide biofuel solution