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nine-and-a-half: Green Wonder – Can Algae Save the Climate?

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nine-and-a-half: Green Wonder – Can Algae Save the Climate?

Title: nine-and-a-half: Green Wonder – Can Algae Save the Climate?
Original Title: neuneinhalb: Grünes Wunder – Können Algen das Klima retten?

Director: Nasibah Sfar
Produced by: tvision GmbH im Auftrag des WDR
Running Time: 09:30 Minutes
Country: Germany
Year: 2016

Age Guideline:
Primary School (9-11)

Category: Family Edutainment

Screened In: Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia

Algae are green, slippery and they smell funny – at least that's what reporter Johannes thought until now. At a research center in Jülich he now learns that these tiny creatures have a giant force and are real saviors of the climate. They consume a lot of carbon dioxide, that is, exactly the gas that hurts the climate. Researchers have bred billions of microalgae in Jülich in giant plastic tubes. The plants are not just saviors of the climate, but also store the very precious algae oil – which you can even use to fuel an airplane.