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2009-08-06 15:51:56

Tomorow's energy providers may be today's micro-algae, German researchers say. To explore the energy production possibilities of micro-algae, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology scientists said Thursday in a news release they are developing closed photo-bioreactors and novel cell disruption methods. Micro-algae are monocellular, plant-like organisms that aid in photosynthesis and in converting carbon dioxide into biomass, a potential source for fuels such as biodiesel, the university said....

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2008-12-31 13:45:00

Employees of OriginOil in Los Angeles are working to learn how algae is grown with hopes of using those methods to create an imitation oil to replace petroleum. However, the ten employees of OriginOil aren't alone in their hopes to create a slimy substitute. Hundreds of other companies are interested in finding an affordable way to convert algae to energy. Founded in June 2007 by brothers Riggs Eckelberry, CEO and president, and inventor Nicholas Eckelberry, OriginOil began with a bioreactor...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'