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Algae biofuel learning resource available

New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy and the Environment is providing a free PowerPoint in PDF for download. The resource outlines why algae is likely to become a source of biofuel, its benefits to the environment, and the research needed before it can be used as a biofuel. Created by Jalal Rastegary, research scientist…
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Energy crops, algae, and agriculture

Jalal Rastegary has research interests in developing biofuels from algae and other non-edible renewable energy crops like Neem and Pongamia. In areas that are typically seen as unusable by industry, he sees their potential for renewable industry. For example, utilizing brackish water—a plentiful, although non-potable, resource in the southwest—to grow algae for biofuel. He cites…
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Meet Tracey: electrical engineer, algae researcher

Tracey Fernandez describes algae like a buddy describing a favorite pet. He can identify its favorite “food,” place to live, and other conditions which determine how well algae will grow. And it’s no wonder: since beginning work at the Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) in January, he has spent over 300 hours in…
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A glance at the algal biofuel process

Related News Under construction: Aggie Mountain Facility Making green: algae production at IEE In a recent report on his work, Jalal Rastegary presents the potential of algal biofuel, its drawbacks and risks, basic economics and benefits, processing and utilization requirement, waste and byproducts, environmental impacts, as well as infrastructure requirements. He writes, “In order to…
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Making green: algae production at IEE

Related News A glance at the algal biofuel process Under construction: Aggie Mountain Facility At New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment, the Algal Biofuel Project is attempting to make algae a viable economic and energy resource. Researchers Jalal Rastegary, and Luz Elena Mimbela are spearheading efforts which could optimize the production…
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