The Portland Press Herald reports that Holly Jacobson and Tessa Churchill, seniors at Greely High School, were at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as part of the regional finals of the Siemens Math, Science & Technology competition on Saturday to explain how they would use fast-growing algae to solve the energy crisis. The students believe they may have found a way to produce more biodiesel fuel while using fewer organic resources. Their project got its start when Jacobson and Churchill started examining lipids--naturally occurring oils--in marine algae. The pair discovered that a certain strain of algae produces more lipids...
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