Not Pond Scum, Algae Upgrades To Biofuel

Photo by Mose Buchele

Dr. Jerry Brand direct UT's Algae Culture Center.
Algae, that green slimy stuff that ruins swimming trips and clogs drains, is for most people a disgusting nuisance. But not to a group of researchers at UT Austin. StateImpact Texas reporter Mose Buchele takes you into the lab to learn why scientists believe the cars of the future could run on Algae.

Dr. Robert Hebner, director of the UT's Center for Electromechanics:

“People see algae as pond scum. We see algae as fuel, cures for cancer nutricuticals, sources of chemicals that are greener than we’ve ever had before.”

 

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