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Microalgae can be used to produce biofuels and replace the need for fossil fuels

The demand for fuel, especially fossil fuels such as petrol and diesel, has never been higher. This is problematic for many reasons, including the fact that fossil fuels will run out one day and the increase in fossil fuel consumption causes even more greenhouse gas emissions, mostly CO2. These higher CO2 concentrations lead to a further rise of global temperatures, which has severe physical and mental consequences. To decrease fossil fuel use and find more environmentally friendly alternatives, biofuel is being explored. Examples of biofuels include bio-gas, bio-kerosene, and bio-diesel. To produce biofuels, for example microalgae are helpful. Microalgae are microorganisms that grow in wet areas of the world and are able to perform photosynthesis, which is the process of using sunlight, water and CO2 to create nutrients. Biofuel produced by algae is currently a promising alternative as it costs almost half compared to chemically created biofuels and reduces CO2 levels in the process of creating the fuel. In this article is explained how microalgae can be used to produce biofuel:

Microalgae can be used to produce biofuel (credit: Mark Rademaker on Shutterstock)
Microalgae can be used to produce biofuel (credit: Mark Rademaker on Shutterstock)

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  • walter lungayi

    67 w

    This is great news. But more research to be done.

    • Daniel Waweru

      67 w

      We have to get there, we will achieve clean and sustainable energy

      • Elizabeth Gathigia

        67 w

        Transition to clean energy 👍👍

      • Joseph Githinji

        67 w

        There is hope for change, clean energy is here, let's all embrace this

        • Jengaj John

          67 w

          Microalgae offer climate benefits by sequestering carbon dioxide.

          • Munene Mugambi

            67 w

            Stop fossil fuels

            • Tabitha Kimani

              67 w

              Transitioning to clean sustainable energy is inevitable.

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