What’s Happening to the Super-Alternatives? Algae- and Bamboo-Based Options

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What’s Happening to the Super-Alternatives? Algae- and Bamboo-Based Options

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Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 2:40pm

The much-publicised properties of bamboo and algae have made them media darlings. And yet, where are they in our daily lives? Eoin Redahan investigates.

In recent years, algae has been mooted as something of a super-material, mainly due to its potential use as a biofuel. Despite existing at the bottom of the food chain, its résumé reads well — it can be grown on wastewater using the sun and CO2 and, unlike other biofuels, it eliminates the food–fuel debate.

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Keywords: Responsible Production & Consumption | EcoPlanet Bamboo | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Materials World magazine | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

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