Researchers receive £700,000 to examine using algae as fuel

Westcountry scientists have been awarded £700,000 to investigate the potential for using tiny algae grown on waste water as a source of biofuel. Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, announced £4 million of UK funding for sustainable fuel development during a visit to India.

The funding, with matched resources from India, has been awarded to four research projects that bring together expertise in sustainable energy from both countries.

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