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Billions of gallons from diatoms Posted by Shankar on Wed July 14 2010 12:54:46 AM 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.