TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Researchers from one university in Ohio are trying to figure out how to make it profitable to turn algae into fuel.
The group from the University of Toledo says they're at least three years away from the idea becoming viable.
There's already a known process to turn algae into fuel, so the researchers are trying to make it more efficient.
The Blade (http://bit.ly/QScUi5 ) newspaper in Toledo reports the group also is working with researchers at Montana State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The researchers from Toledo say using algae instead of crops for biofuels means less space is needed. And wastewater or sea water could be used to grow the algae.
Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/