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Jet-setting goes green

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Algae - via Wikipedia
If you’re one of the millions of Canadians striving to lower your eco footprint, travel just got easier. Yesterday, Continental Airlines successfully completed their first flight using fuel derived from algae. That’s right, now you can jet-set around the world on little more than the energy of an autotrophic organism!
The aviation industry, bemoaned for its astronomical contributions to global CO2 emissions, is eager to make the switch to biofuels within the next five years. Algae is viewed by many as the fuel of the future, because it doesn’t compete with food crops and can produce up to thirty percent more fuel than other energy crops. Not to mention it’s rapid replication.
Pilots, start you engines…

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