Genetically engineered algae may be the next horizon for environmentally friendly biodiesel production, says a Purdue University researcher who is leading part of a federally funded project based at Iowa State University. Purdue associate professor of chemical engineering John Morgan says his work focuses on creating algae that produce more lipids, the precursor of biofuels. The algae harness solar energy to make lipids from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. “Algae now store some of ...

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