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Canadian consortium builds pilot plant to grow algal biomass using oil sands CO2 emissions

6:58 AM MDT | May 20, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The government of Canada will invest in technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in oil sands by converting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into commercial products, the National Research Council Canada (NRC; Ottawa) says. The three-year Algal Carbon Conversion project will use algae to recycle industrial CO2 emissions from an oil sands facility into commercial products such as biofuels. The CO2 will be used to grow algal biomass, which will undergo further processing into products such as biofuels, livestock feed, and fertilizer. The project, a partnership...

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