Australian scientists are claiming that they are achieving the world's best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, taking them a step closer to creating commercial quantities of biofuel. According to Perth-based Murdoch University's Prof. Michael Borowitzka, the basis of the claim centers around the fact "the algae has been grown for over 12 months, while some are claiming growth rates extrapolated off best conditions." Borowitzka, who has 15 ...

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