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Cultivation of the unicellular red alga C. merolae in the laboratory

Scientists discovered a “switch” to increase starch accumulation in algae

In a new study, Tokyo Tech scientists have discovered a switch that can control the level of starch content in algae. The researchers demonstrated that starch...
Various combinations of algal species were grown in 80 cattle tanks in a federally funded biofuels experiment at the University of Michigan’s E.S. George Reserve near Pinckney, Mich. Each of the 290-gallon cattle tanks contains from one to four freshwater algal species. Image credit: Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography

Turning algae into diesel fuel

Scientists at the University of Munich are working on a way to turn algae into diesel fuel. Of course, this will be the first...