AMS Research Fellow Peter Mooij is nominated by New Scientist for the Science Talent Award 2018 with his research on oil-producing microalgae. With his study, Peter works on the development of an inexhaustible source of energy: extracting oil from micro-algae. By creating a favorable climate for algae that produce a lot of oil, only the fattest algae will survive. The more oil the algae produce, the better they can serve as substitutes for fossil fuels.
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