Cornell researchers say marine microalgae key to future food and fuel

December 27, 2016 |

In New York state, researchers at Cornell University say large-scale industrial cultivation of marine microalgae, or ICMM, could help produce fuel for aviation and shipping along with animal feed. Previous Cornell research shows that chickens eating algae-based feed produce eggs with three times the amount of omega-3s. Researchers say to produce the amount of liquid fuel required globally would need 800,000 square miles and would produce 10 times the amount of protein currently produced from soy. Investment of about $500 million would be required for 2,500 acres of marine microalgae.

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