Developing countries should invest in algae biofuels

07/17/2013 | SciDev.net

Algae found in tropical areas could be used to produce biofuels, but the low-income countries where the algae exists do not have the technology or scientific capability to harness the renewable energy, according to a recent study. Scientists are urging developing and emerging economies to invest in research and development of the infrastructure needed to support biofuel production. "For any developing country to develop their own algae biofuel, they have to take a similar approach to that of Brazil, India and China, by investing in institutional capacity such as training and education," said lead author Ademola Adenle.

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