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General Information
Title Algae Reactors for Biofuel
Type Case-study
Description An Israeli company has been developing algae as a source of fuel. Israel's Seambiotic is employing algae as a biofuel that could also reduce pollution from coal power plants. Executives said the method channels carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning smokestacks through pools of skeletonema algae, which in turn converts to fuel. The concept has been tested in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, which contains a coal-burning power plant.
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Additional Information
Information on Available Technologies (under development)
Programme Areas Climate Change and Biodiversity
Biosafety and Biotechnology
Marine and Coastal Biodiversity
Invasive Alien Species
Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Countries Israel
Regions Western Europe and Others
 
 
  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme