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A Truly Green Energy Source: Algae

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A Truly Green Energy Source: Algae

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A Truly Green Energy Source: Algae

A Truly Green Energy Source: Algae

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Ira Flatow and guests discuss the future of algae-based energy — including plans for a new algae-fueled power plant in Venice, Italy. Biologist Jerry Brand explains why biotech companies are snapping up samples from his extensive algae collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

Guests:

Al Darzins, principal group manager, National Bioenergy Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.

Jerry Brand, director of the culture collection of algae, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.