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Title: Microalgae bioprospecting at NREL

Abstract

Prospecting for elusive fast-growing, oily microalgae is a soggy, muddy, rewarding job for NREL researcher Lee Elliott. Not only do algae grow in unlikely settings, but their ability to convert the light they receive into biomass has the potential to outperform that of land plants. Trees, grasses and shrubs typically are not very efficient in capturing and converting the sun's energy into biomass, but some algae are believed to be capable of much higher efficiencies, with some scientists thinking ideal strains may be able to approach the maximum theoretical photosynthetic efficiency under the right conditions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1048049
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; ALGAE; MICROALGAE; BIOPROSPECT; NREL; DOE; BIOMASS; RENEWABLE; ENERGY; LAB; DEPARTMENT; OF; ALGAE-BASED; FUEL; PROMOTION; ACT

Citation Formats

Elliott, Lee. Microalgae bioprospecting at NREL. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Elliott, Lee. Microalgae bioprospecting at NREL. United States.
Elliott, Lee. Mon . "Microalgae bioprospecting at NREL". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1048049.
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