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China recruits algae to combat climate change

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  Developed by a groundbreaking Chinese company, the greenhouse is a bioreactor that breeds microalgae, one of the fastest growing organisms on Earth, with carbon captured from gasified coal. China is the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, largely because it relies on coal for 70 per cent of its power. Almost none of the CO2  is captured, partly because there is no profitable way of using it. Algae may be the answer. The organism can absorb carbon far more quickly than trees, a quality that has long attracted scientists seeking a natural method of capturing the most dominant greenhouse gas.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jun/28/china-algae-carbon-capture-plan
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