Nannochloropsis oculata: a safe protein feed for growing rats and rabbits
The challenge to replace fossil fuels as the primary source of energy has been a long and complicated task. In recent years, following a historic increase in crude oil (>$100/barrel in 2008) the focus has been shifted to the use of microalgae as a source of oil for biofuel. The utilization of algae over other biofuel sources is advantageous as algae require less water and land than traditional crops. Some microalgae species can produce upwards of 10,000 gallons of oil per acre and when compared to corn which can produce ~18 gallons of ethanol per acre, algae becomes quite interesting. The ...
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