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Emerging Sources of Energy

How could algae potentially be used as a source of energy?

Algae are potentially a very useful source for biofuels, but currently the cost of using them as a source of biofuels is too high to make them practically useful. One current area of research involves using the algae biofuel production process to produce a by-product that is rich in protein and that could be used to feed farm animals. This would help to offset the cost associated with algae biofuel production. Since corn is currently used to both feed animals and to produce ethanol for fuel, the protein-rich by-product could also help by reducing the amount of corn that needs to be grown.



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