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Photosynthesis to Produce Liquid Fuel – Really?

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Is it really possible to produce liquid fuels to replace petroleum diesel and gasoline, cost effectively without consuming large amounts of biomass like corn? A company called Joule Unlimited has just raised $70 million dollars to commercialize its technology and prove that it can produce fuel in large quantities very cost effectively.  This technology uses water, carbon dioxide and micro-organisms combined with the energy of the sun to drive photosynthesis converting the carbon dioxide to fuel

see Technology Review – Photosynthesis Fuel Company Gets a Large Investment for the full story

Check out this video describing the technology on Joules website







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