New Jet Fuel Made From Pond Scum

Finding new ways to make eco-friendly biofuels is going to be crucial to surviving this whole global warming thing. That’s why it’s so exciting that someone’s figured out how to power jets with alga.

A synthetic biology company named Solazyme has figured out how to make jet fuel using oil produced by caged marine microorganisms. Other companies are researching algal jet fuel, but Solazyme’s formula is the only one that’s passed government tests for Aviation Turbine Fuel.

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