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RELEVANCE

Global fossil fuels supplies dwindling


SUSTAINABILITY

Fast-growing, easily utilised marine algae which fix carbon dioxide


BIOTECHNOLOGY

Oil production from cultivated micro-organisms


BIOFUEL

Energy readily convertible from marine plants

Understanding seaweed

General information on seaweed

The importance of seaweed across the ages
A short history of seaweed exploitation in the western British Isles
Reflections of an ethnobotanist researching seaweed on Tiree
Nicola Pilkington, a post-graduate and ethnobotanist from the University of Kent, is studying the relationship between the human population and seaweed on the Inner Hebridean Isle of Tiree.
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