Turning humble seaweed into biofuel

16 octubre 2014

The sea has long been a source of Norway’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude” from common kelp. «What we are trying to do is to mimic natural processes to produce oil,» he said. «However, while petroleum oil is produced naturally on a geologic time scale, we can do it in minutes.»