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Algal Energy: The Dawn of Sea-Worthy Biofuels

Global warming and rapidly diminishing oil reserves are forcing many navies to consider alternative fuels. In the wake of an ambitious scheme to power boats using algae, Rowan Watt-Pringle takes a look at the commitment to renewable fuels made by the US Department of Defense and the advantages to be gained from powering ships on algal biofuel feedstock.

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