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Algae for fuel from Ocean Nutrition - Canada Posted by Natalia on Mon October 04 2010 05:11:51 AM 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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