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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

DOE’s Touchstone algae research project prepares for next phase

Biofuels Digest
Meghan Sapp
August 20, 2012

In West Virginia, the DOE’s CCS and biofuels project producing algae in four ponds photosynthesizing CO2 captured from a small, coal-fired combustor at Touchstone Research Laboratory is moving into its next phase. The next stage will include using a new material to cover the algal ponds that will absorb sunlight during the day and later release it at night to maintain a constant temperature, while also minimizing evaporation and preventing other species getting into the ponds.

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