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Fill 'er up -- with algae

TOKYO -- Decades of research into green energy by Japanese companies are beginning to bear fruit. Auto component maker Denso plans to start testing this autumn on a biofuel made from algae extracts.

     The organisms are potentially an ideal source of clean energy and have attracted attention as a possible alternative to fossil fuels. There are more than 50,000 varieties of algae, which absorb carbon dioxide from the air during photosynthesis, producing oil and nutrients. 

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