Oceanic algae has a bad reputation. The slimy, smelly sea substance may not be appealing right off the bat, but this list will prove its usefulness and versatility.
Known for being the lifeblood of pond creatures and sea monsters alike, oceanic algae has extended beyond its stereotype and into the world of fuel, art, and architecture.
Implications - The rise in environmentalism has inspired scientists and researchers to explore innovative sources of renewable energy. Algae, a rapidly growing organism, thrives in both natural and lab environments, so it's an excellent sustainable power source. Algae may also be beneficial as a nutritional supplement and an effective replacement for chemicals in "green" pools.
Proof That Oceanic Algae May be the Next Super Substance
Algae to Fight CO2
The 'Chlorocyte Bioreactor' Can Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Fish-Friendly Health Oils
Algae Emerges as Good Omega-3 Alternative to Fish Oil
Algae Paper Power
These Biodegradable Batteries Could Cut Down on E-Waste
The EADS' First Algae-Fueled Airplane Runs on Slimy Biofuel
Pond Scum Biofuel
New Biodeisel Reactor Saves Jobs and the Environment
Automotive Algae Fuel
Bill Gates Funds Sapphire Energy
Algae Powered Cars
'Algaeus' Travels Across Country for Eco Film 'FUEL'
Filene Eco Pods Shifts With the Times While Revitaling the Boston Area
Green Polar Bears
What is Happening at the Japanese Zoo?
Green Algae As Biofuel
A Slimy Solution To Global Warming
The Latro Lamp from Mike Thompson Runs off of Breath and Water
Solar-Powered Sea Slugs
The Elysia Chlorotica is a Photosynthetic Sea Slug
Deep Sea Bio-Coffins
Jack Hokanson's Genesis Biopod is a Neat Way to Grieve a Loved One
Flower Street BioReactor by ‘Emergent' for Alternative Fuel Aware
Unicellular Organism Rugs
Patricia Urquiola Used Algae as Inspiration for the Cintas Carpet
Waterborne Solar Arrays
Solar-Powered Winery Uses Floating Power Panels (UPDATE)
Patented System Controls Energy Flows for Optimal Efficiency
Air-Cleaning Algae Towers
The City Respiration Skyscraper Can Eliminate Pollution in Just 2 Weeks
Personal Swimming Ponds
Swimming With Plants and Fish is Eco & Low-Maintenance
Self-Cleaning Swimming Sanctuaries
Chemical Free Swimming Pool Ponds are Eco Friendly