EnAlgae says algae is no better than palm oil

July 7, 2014 |

In the UK, the EnAlgae team has published a paper implying that algae are currently no more productive than palm oil. The authors explain that whilst technologies may be improving, algae physiology remains the limiting factor to achieving higher productivity and that the only way to remedy this is through genetic modification. Authors Phil Kenny and Kevin Flynn of Swansea University, UK, used a mathematical model of algal growth to explore geographical and seasonal variations in biomass production to produce these results.

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