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Title: Fuel from Algae in Space? NREL Helps Colorado Students with Out-of-this-World Project

An unusual project undertaken by students at Chatfield High School in Colorado might be just what America’s space program needs. The students want to see if we can create fuel from algae in space. To more »do so, they're sending two strains of algae supplied by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory into orbit aboard the International Space Station. Earth-bound experiments have already shown one strain produces hydrogen, which can be used to power fuel cells, while the end result for the other is a biofuel. If all goes well, these science-minded students could wind up making it easier for long-duration space voyages.« less
Title: Fuel from Algae in Space? NREL Helps Colorado Students with Out-of-this-World Project
Publication Date: 2017-05-11
OSTI Identifier: 1372654
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS ; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; NREL ; MARS ; ALGAE ; SPACE ; FUEL CELLS ; BIOFUELS ; ISS ; SPACE VOYAGES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:00:42
System Entry Date: 2018-05-18