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ONC T18 B (new algae strain) 9

Has anyone heard of ONC T18 B, a stain of algae that produces oil at a rate that is 60 times greater than current algaes used for biofuels?
Tue October 12 2010 05:13:03 PM by Dsgirardot 2824 views

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  • Tomc112 wrote:
    Tue October 12 2010 08:40:28 PM

    I believe it is hetero meaning it grows in the dark and requires sugar or organic food of some sort to keep it alive. Definitely has some advantage being non photosythetic. But dis advantage as it may require more energy in the form of organics to grow more info is needed on the science side before we jump in.

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  • Schaffe wrote:
    Tue October 12 2010 11:00:31 PM

    From what I've found, it is a heterotrophic strain discovered by Ocean Nutrition Canada (ONC)that the Canadian government is investing in. According to one article, it feeds on carbon and can be grown in bioreactors without sunlight.

    Additional info on ONC can be found at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/30/business/energy-environment/30iht-renalg.html. - Ed

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