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Billions of gallons from diatoms 13

I read this Ramachandra - Gordon idea of milking the diatoms a few months back.
Now, Raja Murthy has written about their idea in Asia Times.

The paper originally published by
Ramachandra, TV and Mahapatra, Durga Madhab and Karthick, B and Gordon, Richard (2009) Milking Diatoms for Sustainable Energy: Biochemical Engineering versus Gasoline-Secreting Diatom Solar Panels. In: Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 48 (19). pp. 8769-8788.

is available at

Looks like they are looking for funding to carry out research in a Canadian Univ.

Raja Murthy neednt have compared Exxon - Craing Ventor project to theirs. They are in two differnt fields.

This Gasoline secreting Diatom project sounds as interesting.

Just like a lot of manufacturing has shifted to China, it is time that a lot of Research shifts to India.

Wed July 14 2010 12:54:46 AM by Shankar diatom 3854 views

Comments - 5

  • Krupali wrote:
    Wed July 14 2010 07:18:22 AM

    Other than Gordon, everyone else is sounding Indians going by their name.

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  • Jacintha wrote:
    Wed July 14 2010 10:49:24 PM

    The authors seem pretty confident. It will be great if the venture capitalists give them a chance.

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  • Wed July 14 2010 10:56:29 PM

    I have the 4 mb pdf of the paper.
    In case anyone needs it.

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  • Duncan wrote:
    Thu July 15 2010 04:07:57 AM


    Can u email to me, please !


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  • Andy wrote:
    Sat August 07 2010 02:09:23 AM

    Same here, MiaFranceska: andygray@techie.com
    Thank you

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