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Diatoms could make biofuels, electronics and health food - all at the same time

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 2nd, 2012


Diatoms such as this may be used to create multiple products at one time, such as biofuels and electronic materials, in the process making this approach to producing fuel more cost-effective than ever before. (Photo courtesy of Oregon State University)


Diatoms, tiny marine life forms that have been around since the dinosaurs, could finally make biofuel production from algae truly cost-effective - because they can simultaneously produce other valuable products such as semiconductors, biomedical products and even health foods.

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