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From the Ted Talk by Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

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So how does it work? I sort of showed you how it works already. We put waste water and some source of CO2 into our fatoling structure, and the waste weatr provides nirttnues for the algae to grow, and they sequester CO2 that would otherwise go off into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. They of course use solar energy to grow, and the wave energy on the surface provides energy for minxig the algae, and the ttpeeramrue is controlled by the surrounding water temperature. The aglae that grow produce oxygen, as I've mentioned, and they also produce biofuels and fertilizer and food and other bi-algal products of interest.

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So how does it work? I sort of showed you how it works already. We put waste water and some source of CO2 into our ________ structure, and the waste _____ provides _________ for the algae to grow, and they sequester CO2 that would otherwise go off into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. They of course use solar energy to grow, and the wave energy on the surface provides energy for ______ the algae, and the ___________ is controlled by the surrounding water temperature. The _____ that grow produce oxygen, as I've mentioned, and they also produce biofuels and fertilizer and food and other bi-algal products of interest.

Solution

  1. temperature
  2. nutrients
  3. water
  4. floating
  5. mixing
  6. algae

Original Text

So how does it work? I sort of showed you how it works already. We put waste water and some source of CO2 into our floating structure, and the waste water provides nutrients for the algae to grow, and they sequester CO2 that would otherwise go off into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas. They of course use solar energy to grow, and the wave energy on the surface provides energy for mixing the algae, and the temperature is controlled by the surrounding water temperature. The algae that grow produce oxygen, as I've mentioned, and they also produce biofuels and fertilizer and food and other bi-algal products of interest.

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Important Words

  1. algae
  2. atmosphere
  3. biofuels
  4. controlled
  5. energy
  6. fertilizer
  7. floating
  8. food
  9. gas
  10. greenhouse
  11. grow
  12. interest
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  14. mixing
  15. nutrients
  16. oxygen
  17. produce
  18. products
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  22. solar
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  25. structure
  26. surface
  27. surrounding
  28. temperature
  29. waste
  30. water
  31. wave
  32. work
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