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College of William & Mary — William & Mary and Virginia Institute of Marine Science researchers are leading a collaboration to develop transportation fuels from algae, with an emphasis on production of automotive and aviation fuels. Also, Applied Science Department researchers have developed materials and methods for production of solid-oxide fuel cells and supercapacitors that could be used in electric vehicles.
Old Dominion University — In conjunction with the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium, ODU researchers have developed an algae-growing farm and biodiesel production facility. They are trying to determine the most effective means to grow and harvest algae and the most efficient way to convert it to biodiesel.
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