How Algaculture Works

Author's Note

Before researching this article, I honestly didn't know that algae and seaweed were different forms of the same little green plant. I'm amazed at algae's potential in so many directions: food, energy, pollution control. Pilot projects seem to be popping up everywhere, from seaweed experiments in Long Island Sound to biodiesel efforts in West Virginia to a carbon-absorption project in Oregon. I've gotten the impression that we may very well be on the verge of an algae revolution.

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