Tag: Duke University

Type of algae in recycled water matters for biofuel production

Type of algae in recycled water matters for biofuel production

December 1, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Duke University researcher, Sarah Loftus, found that what kind of algae used the water last matters when growing algae for biofuels. She found that the type of algae previously grown in the reused water made a difference in algae cultivation. Algae secrete molecules into the water as they grow and the build-up […]

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Duke and USU seeking crowdfunding to sequence the genome of a fern

Duke and USU seeking crowdfunding to sequence the genome of a fern

June 12, 2014 |

In Indiana, researchers from Duke University and Utah State University are raising money through crowdfunding platform Experiment to sequence the genome of a promising little fern called Azolla. Understanding this unique plant could be a huge step towards decreasing Earth’s CO2 levels, improving biofuel production, and lowering food prices.  

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