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Algae for fuel from Ocean Nutrition - Canada 4

The sizable scientific team at Ocean Nutrition Canada in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the world?s largest supplier of omega-3 EPA and DHA fatty acid supplements, was hardly looking for an alternative to conventional fossil fuels.

 In 2005, as part of a five-year research effort, the company was screening algae samples, taken from marine environments across the Atlantic provinces of Canada, for specific nutraceutical ingredients.


 That is when, in one of hundreds of filmy, green test tubes and flasks, it uncovered a single-celled microorganism that produces substantial quantities of triacylglycerol oil ? a base for biofuel. 


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Mon October 04 2010 05:11:51 AM by Natalia Ocean nutrition  |  biofuel  |  biodiesel  |  canada 2281 views

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  • Aathmika wrote:
    Mon October 04 2010 10:15:17 AM

    It was in 2005 Ocean Nutrition accidently came across a strain of algae rich in triacylglycerol oil ? a base for biofuel.What progress has happened in Ocean Nutrition after that.

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