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Baking Soda Boosts Oil Production

Wed, 12/15/2010 - 11:23am
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Montana State Univ. researchers have discovered that baking soda can dramatically increase algae's production of the key oil precursors for biodiesel. The same ingredient that causes cookies to rise in the oven, the same agent that calms upset stomachs and removes odors from refrigerators is the elusive chemical trigger that scientists have sought since the early 1990s, says Rob Gardner, an MSU graduate student in chemical and biological engineering and a native of Afton, Wyo. Source: MSU

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