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Texas A&M AgriLife Communications

Dr. Tim Devarenne, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Caption: A team of researchers that has been working on getting fuel-grade oil out of algae may be within four years of a near-commercial-scale production level. The team, with a combined expertise from agriculture to engineering, has received a two million dollar National Science Foundation grant to help hasten the process, according to Dr. Tim Devarenne, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research biochemist and collaborator on the project.

Credit: Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kathleen Phillips

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