Algae can grow almost anywhere and be blended with many traditional fuels, or possibly replace them, making it a promising biofuel. However, it will take years to produce algae on a scale that would make a dent in the fuel needs of the U.S. "There's a significant amount of capital required for algal oil producers to scale up to commercial meaningful quantities," said Jim Rekoske, general manager at the UOP division at Honeywell.

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