Finnish researcher looks at cyanobacteria to clean up wastewater and production biodiesel

June 11, 2019 |

In Finland, a researcher from the University of Turku has determined how the use of cyanobacteria and other tiny blue-algae interact with wastewater that not only cleans the water but also produces feedstock for biodiesel production. Of the different kinds of wastewaters tested, municipal wastewater was found to create the most fats in the bacteria so they could be extracted and converted into fuel. With the process still not economically viable and too energy intensive to be feasible in the short-term, more research could find ways to make it work commercially.

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