Jersey looks to biofuels to solve algae plague

July 10, 2019 |

In the UK, a new report from the Jersey government shows that sea lettuce and other species of macroalgae that plague the island’s waters and shores every summer are among those that are ideal for producing ethanol and biogas due to their high levels of sugars. Getting technology to scale in order to rid the island of its algae plague could take at least 10 years however because those lab-scale research has shown good results, commercial scale processing will require much more work to make it economically and technologically feasible.

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