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A scientist in Japan is confident within 10 years that he can solve Japan’s energy needs. Japan imports 100% of their energy. He believes that research he has done with a specific algae can change all that. He has spent his entire career looking for an algae that would excrete oil and he has found the species he was looking for. Give them light and carbon dioxide and they “sweat” oil.

This is a great story and one that is very promising if it can be done. Let’s hope that the fact that this has been discovered in a foreign country other than the U.S that it will come to fruition without the greedy oil industry killing it in it’s tracks.

Japanese scientists create diesel-producing algae

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