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NASA bags algae, wastewater in bid for aviation fuel (www.nytimes.com)→
NASA Grows Algae for Biofuel, Treats Waste (www.discovery.com)→
NASA Wants to Bag Biofuel From Sewage (www.greeneconomypost.com)→
Blooming Biofuel: How Algae Could Provide the Solution (www.renewableenergyworld.com)→
Potential of Algae - Interview with Dr. Jonathan Trent (www.greenenergytv.com)→
NASA Astrobiologist Jonathan Trent will go anywhere to find critters that could resemble extraterrestrials. (www.discovery.com)→
NASA Uses Algae to Turn Sewage Into Fuel (www.space.com)→
NASA’s got a new way to get biofuel from algae (www.cleantech.com)→
NASA showcased the latest research on a method to grow algae, clean wastewater, capture carbon dioxide and ultimately produce feedstock for refining biofuels.
Reporters are invited to attend a one-hour guided tour of NASA’s Offshore Membrane Enclosure for Growing Algae (OMEGA) system on April 17, 2012.
As a clean energy alternative, NASA invented an algae photo-bioreactor that grows algae in municipal wastewater to produce biofuel and a variety of other products.
When astronauts go into space, their living quarters on a spaceship require careful planning and management of limited resources, which is what inspired the project called "Sustainable Energy for Spaceship Earth.".
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