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Algae Farming Technology Yields Renewable Fuel, Uses Waste as Fertilizer

Jan. 10, 2013

Algae farming is expanding across the United States and around the world, showing great promise as a fast-growing and efficient source of natural oil for renewable transportation fuel, bio-plastics, food supplements and many other products.

Growing algae in places like Ohio may sound like a strange proposition, especially in the middle of winter. After all, most large-scale algae operations are found in warmer climates with lots of sunshine, as these conditions allow for year-round production. However, the project in Wooster is seeking to change that.  

To read the full news release from the Communications and Technology unit of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences CLICK HERE.