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Nanofarming Algae for Fuel

This is a really interesting development on the biodiesel from algae front:

Researchers at DOE's Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University have developed groundbreaking “nanofarming” technology that safely harvests oil from the algae so the pond-based “crop” can keep on producing. The so-called “nanofarming” technology uses sponge-like nanoparticles to extract oil from the algae. The process doesn’t harm the algae like other methods being developed, which helps reduce both production costs and the production cycle.

I wonder how much oil can be extracted over the life cycle of an alga compared to the traditional method?
 
 

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