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Artificial intelligence helps grow algae for producing clean biofuel

Mert Erdemir of Interesting Engineering writes on a breakthrough for algae biofuels.

The C3 Take
  • Researchers at Texas A&M have have found a way to produce 43.3 grams per square meter per day of algae biomass, beating previous records, by using artificial intelligence and an outdoor pond system.
  • Ethanol is the most used biomass in America, but can take time to produce.
  • This algae breakthrough could make biofuels more cost-competitive and rapidly deployable in the United States and abroad.

“In spite of all the obstacles in front of the commercialization of algae, this technique appears cost-effective and helps the advancement of algae as a viable alternative energy source. Plus, Yuan believes that sustainable algal biofuels will be able to decrease carbon emissions, alleviate climate change, ease petroleum dependency and transform the bio-economy with the overcoming of these obstacles.”

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