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There are advantages to using algae over more common fuel. It’s local, cheap to collect, renewable and burns slightly cleaner than petroleum.
Cuomo’s research is funded by a $135,276 grant from the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology administered by the state Department of Economic and Community Development.
Cuomo and her team of graduate students combed the Sound Thursday for algae species
with 2 1/2-foot plankton nets attached to small glass beakers, designed to catch the larger specimens.
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