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Wed, Sep 30

Oil from algae?

A Duke University professor researching algae as a source of biofuel has been awarded a multi-million-dollar grant to explore these simple plants’ untapped alternative benefits.

Backed by a $5.2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant, Zackary Johnson, assistant professor of molecular biology in marine science at Duke’s Marine Laboratory on Pivers Island in Beaufort, is heading a consortium that for the next three years will study how to develop algae co-products commercially.

Read more from the Coastal Review.