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Algaeus lives! A modified Prius goes cross-country on fuel from algae

"You really can drive across the country on algae--and a 700-pound battery pack--or so proved the crew behind the documentary Fuel. Embarking on September 8 and pulling into New York City today, just in time for the film's premiere, the Algaeus covered 3,750 miles.

"We really view it, not to sound grandiose, as an Apollo mission for algae and renewable fuel," says Fuel producer Rebecca Harrell, of the first cross-country trip on algae fuel and battery power.

- By David Biello, Scientific America


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