Group sees algae-based jet fuel in 3 years

09/24/2010 |

A coalition of European aviation interests has launched Sustainable Use of Renewable Fuels, which hopes to develop algae-based jet fuel on a commercial scale within three years. SURF members plan an ocean-based facility "designed to use the expanse of the world's near-shore waters to rapidly grow microalgae at a faster rate than any other initiative and capture CO2 from the atmosphere and seas at the same time." The group says algae is the best source of biofuel because it requires no fresh water or farmland for its production.

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