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Scientists claim major breakthrough in seaweed biofuel

Energy experts believe that seaweed holds enormous potential as a biofuel alternative to coal and oil, and US-based scientists say they have unlocked the secret of turning its sugar into energy. A newly engineered microbe can do the work by metabolizing all of the major sugars in brown seaweed, potentially making…

Cuba to use sugar cane in new electricity plant

HAVANA — Cuba will open its first electricity plant using sugar cane as a biofuel hoping eventually to meet 30 percent of its energy needs from the fuel source, the official Granma daily said Thursday. The plant, being built in Ciego de Avila province, some 400 kilometers (240 miles) east…

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