January 19, 2012 3:00 PM

Seaweed in the tank? Company turns to aquaculture for ethanol

Imagine driving up to a gas station for ethanol made not from corn farms in the heartland, but from seaweed farms on the coasts. Futuristic, yes. But as the world looks for ways to reduce the use of fossil fuels, farming for seaweed as a fuel feedstock could emerge as an option. It's already starting in the earliest stages of testing in Chile.

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