A Spanish research company claims to have developed a system for breeding plankton and turning marine plants into an oil source, reports Reuters
. Although vehicle tests are still far off, Bio Fuel Systems (BFS) said they have developed a process that converts energy based on three elements: solar energy, photosynthesis and an electromagnetic field.This process allows researchers to obtain biopetroleum while reducing CO2, one of the gases held responsible for the effects of global warming, according to Reuters
. The company says its system is 400 times more productive than currently available biofuels made from plants like maize or oilseeds. BFS is collaborating with scientists at the University of Alicante on the project. Continuous production is expected to begin in 14 to 18 months.