Scientists at Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) and ExxonMobil have developed a fatter strain of algae. Fatter algae mean more energy-rich lipids, which can be turned into low-emission biofuels. So when it comes to algae, fatter is better. This is a big deal because energy-rich algae fat can be converted to low-emission diesel. For more on that, take a look at the comic below.
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