Antarctic algae under experimentation to produce biofuel

A team of researchers at the Central University of Ecuador studies the use of Antarctic algae to produce biodiesel to serve as an alternative source of renewable energy to fossil fuel. Scientists working at the Faculty of Chemistry in Quito, hope to use biofuel in the Ecuadorian scientific base Pedro Vicente Maldonado, located in Fort Williams point, in Greenwich Antarctic Island, to reduce the environmental impact on the white continent.

The leader of the research, Professor Ronny Flores, has visited Antarctica twice, supported by the Ecuadorian Antarctic Institute (INAE), to conduct studies of air pollution in the continent.»