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University of Texas researchers have turned their attention to a promising alternative fuel source: pond scum.
Researchers at UT, home to the largest collection of algae in the world, are vying for a piece of a Defense Department research project that nudges scientists to find fuel alternatives for its jet airplanes from nothing more glamorous than algae. The department said it has not chosen who will get the research grants, but UT researchers say the federal government plans to spend at least $50 million on the project.
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