Microalgae: The Revolutionary Solution to Combat the Effects of Global Warming
When we think of algae, we think of the green, slimy plant that is part of our aquatic ecosystem or home aquarium. However, researchers at Cornell University have reason to believe that microalgae may be the solution to combat global warming’s effect on our natural resources to make biofuels.
Microalgae is found in freshwater and marine systems. By harvesting microalgae, scientists can make biofuels, which will reduce the use of fossil fuels by aviation and cargo shipping industries, combating global warming. The nutrients remaining after the microalgae harvest can also be made into animal feed and potentially used for human consumption, assisting with energy and food insecurity crises as well.