Canadian Biomass Magazine

Researchers discover microalga for biofuel

April 11, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

April 11, 2016 – A research team from Texas A&M University has discovered an enzyme in a common microalga that can assist in the development of biofuel.

The common green microalga, known as Botryococcus braunii can be found across the globe, except in sea water. The enzyme found within it can be used to make hydrocarbons for high-grade biofuel.

According to the article posted on Texas A&M Today, AgriLife Research biochemist Dr. Tim Devarenne and his team made the discovery as part of a four-year, two million dollar study made possible by the National Science Foundation.

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