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Researchers develop algae fuel

Researchers develop algae fuel


An EU-funded project managed by the REA, Mabfuel, is developing techniques for algae farming and harvesting, and exploring possibilities to reduce the costs of oil extraction to produce low-cost biodiesel.

Algae is easy to farm, it does not require any fertilizers and grows very quickly. It also has a positive impact on the environment, as it improves air quality by absorbing CO2.

Cheaper eco-friendly algae fuel could revolutionalise the biofuel industry.


Project's website

Factsheet by the European Commission / 11 March 2014

Video by Euronews/ 27 May 2013