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.
Source: U of Texas YouTube
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