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The Power of Algae

Could algae help solve the world's environmental problems and become as valuable as oil?

Algae are some of the most sophisticated organisms in the natural world and scientists predict they could be used to help solve the world's environmental problems. Could algae be used to make the fuels, plastics or pharmaceuticals of the future? And does that mean
it could become as valuable as oil?

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26 minutes

BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project