Algae Study Attacked By Biofuel Companies

03/29/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • SINDYA N. BHANOO The New York Times

In a face-off between academia and industry, algae biofuel companies have made a joint statement decrying recent research that highlights algae's drawbacks.

The research, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that algae production can be energy intensive and can end up emitting more greenhouse gases than it sequesters.

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