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Hello Best,

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National 
Laboratory have found that feeding algae more carbon increases oil 
production as well as letting the algae continue to grow. The scientists 
were able to learn about the effect of carbon by comparing an algae 
called of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to its mutant form that lacks the 
capacity to make starch. Before this research, the scientists would 
starve the algae of key nutrients, such as nitrogen, which would 
increase the output of oil but stopped algal growth.

http://phys.org/news/2012-06-carbon-key-algae-oil.html

Have a great week,
Allison Kelly

Carbon is key for getting algae to pump out more oil
June 18, 2012
Phys.org