Ronald Halim works as a scientist in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Melbourne. His expertise is in sustainable fuel, in particular biofuel from microalgae (a similar type of seaweed to the one you find wrapped around sushi roll). His Melbourne team has come out with a simple low-energy method, known as dark-anoxia incubation, which selectively thins microalgal cell wall (and hence reduces the energy needed to break the cells) without introducing degradation to other cellular components.
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