Duffy explains the science behind algal biofuels

VIMS professor Emmett Duffy was interviewed this week by Energy Now chief correspondent Tyler Suiters concerning research to maximize the production of biofuels from wild algae.

Duffy and fellow VIMS professor Elizabeth Canuel are collaborating on the Chesapeake Algae Project (ChAP) with colleagues in the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology departments at William and Mary, and at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, the University of Arkansas, and Western Michigan University. Industry partners are Statoil, Blackrock Energy, and HydroMentia.

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