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2013-07-29 23:25:58

In recent years, major companies from all over the globe, including Exxon Mobile and Itochu Corporation, have merged with research facilities to research algae as a renewable energy source; however, it has been determined that far more research is needed before movement to the commercial production phase of algae biofuel can truly take place. A recent research study published in Phycologia took up this challenge and examined a promising freshwater algal strain for possible genetic...

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2010-03-13 08:38:55

Botryococcus braunii algae contributed to existing petroleum deposits Using green algae to produce hydrocarbon oil for biofuel production is nothing new; nature has been doing so for hundreds of millions of years, according a Texas AgriLife Research scientist. "Oils from the green algae Botryococcus braunii can be readily detected in petroleum deposits and coal deposits suggesting that B. braunii has been a contributor to developing these deposits and may be the major contributor," said Dr....


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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