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Scientists Discover Seaweed Can Power Cars

by the Fish Site Editor
21 November 2005, at 12:00am

UK - Scottish scientists have discovered methane gas extracted from seaweed can be used to power cars. Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunbeg, Argyll, are working on a way of extracting the gas in commercial quantities. Scientists made the discovery after they started using seaweed on fish farms to absorb nitrogen produced by waste. The seaweed thrived and they began to look at ways of using the massive harvest commercially. She added: &quot;We want to refine the process and make sure the seaweed we&#39;re using can maximise methane production. We&#39;re looking for partners to help us with that.&quot; &quot;The good thing about methane is that it&#39;s a purer compound than petrol, so we wouldn&#39;t be releasing as many nasty compounds when it&#39;s burnt. <i>Source: The Sunday Mail</i>

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