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UA Podcast: Algae, The Answer to Our Energy Needs?

UA Podcast: Algae, The Answer to Our Energy Needs?

The recent extreme weather that hit the East Coast of the United States in many ways re-ignited the already widespread discussion about energy and future energy sources.  And while alternatives like solar, wind, and to some extent biofuels are often brought up, one little player with a big role that is seldom mentioned is algae. Although more research and some development is still needed, there is a lot about what algae can already do (and does) that may surprise you and shed light on how our little green friend can help us out yet again in a new way.

This week on the program we look back on a talk by Professor Jerry Brand of the University of Texas on how Algae biofuels may be just what is needed when it comes to affordable and sustainable future energy sources.

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Source: U of Texas YouTube

Photo: dronir / flickr

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