Algae – Problem or Valuable Asset? 2019
When we think of algae, we often think of the unpleasant slime growing on Alberta lakes. Research done at the University of Alberta has found that this “slime” can be put to good use in the oil sands industry, both to help produce renewable energy and to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Algae grow quickly and are not fussy about where it grows. Besides water, all it needs are sunlight, carbon dioxide and nutrients.