1/22/2010

Researchers from the University of Virginia's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering found that algae production consumes more energy, has higher greenhouse-gas emissions and uses more water than other biofuel sources. As an alternative to current algae production, the group suggests situating algae-production ponds behind wastewater treatment facilities to capture phosphorous and nitrogen, necessary nutrients that would otherwise need to be produced from petroleum.

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