Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Mexico leading the way in algae biofuel

OriginOil Inc., an cutting-edge company from the USA turning algae into oil, has just announced its participation in a pilot project to be funded by the Mexican government. The 'Manhattan Project' hopes to produce 1% of the nation's jet fuel by 2015 and 20% by 2020. Being a country surrounded by water, Mexico has plenty of resources to make this a viable alternative to fossil fuel and there are hopes that algae could be the answer for the automobile industry. Not bad for a country deemed 'lazy, feckless, flatulent and overweight' by the presenters of BBC's Top Gear.

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