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Mexico is the ideal country to grow microalgae for biodiesel

A study conducted by experts from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Newcastle, concluded that Mexico is ideal for developing the growth of certain species of microalgae, which can be used as feedstocks for biodiesel. 

Chlorella, Scenedesmus & Desmodesmus are native to Texcoco Lake and can be grown in just one day and processed into biodiesel in three hours. Researchers are now working on methods to decrease the energy requiered to grow and process the fuels so it can be economically and energetically competitive with other biofuels. 

See the publication at ADN Sureste

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