People appreciation

L.A. Times writer Tiffany Hsu reports that San Diego biotech firms are working on the best way to extract material from algae and create biofuel.  To many, algae is scum that frustrates swimmers and boaters.  But to a growing community of scientists and investors in Southern California, there is oil locked in the slime.  Research labs have set up shop in the San Diego area that now carries the nickname Biotech Beach.  Firms and organizations conducting algae research employ nearly 300 people with more than $16 million in payroll and bring $33 million into the local economy.  This critical industry has exploded.

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4 thoughts on “People appreciation

  1. Janessa Breckinridge

    My husband was talking about Green Crude. Algae are seen by many experts as promising a source of green fuel in the future.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Algae and seaweed are the world’s most abundant form of plant life. I’m assuming they contain the right kind of oils for fuel making.

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