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Scientists Discover Seaweed Can Power Cars

UK - Scottish scientists have discovered methane gas extracted from seaweed can be used to power cars.</b> <br><br> Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunbeg, Argyll, are working on a way of extracting the gas in commercial quantities. <br><br> Scientists made the discovery after they started using seaweed on fish farms to absorb nitrogen produced by waste. <br><br> The seaweed thrived and they began to look at ways of using the massive harvest commercially. <br><br> 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; <br><br> &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. <br><br> <i>Source: The Sunday Mail</i>

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