Friday, January 30, 2009

Iowa Plant To Create Fuel From 'Pond Scum'

If all goes as planned, The CO2 coming from an Iowa ethanol plant will soon be used to promote the growth of algae for additional biofuel production. This kind of symbiosis could become important for the biofuel industry.
Iowa Plant To Create Fuel From 'Pond Scum' - The Green Pages News Story - KCCI Des Moines: "SHENANDOAH, Iowa -- In Shenandoah, green algae is going from pond scum to a power source."


Chief said...

That sounds really promising. Hopefully it works well and can scale up.

Jeff Goettemoeller said...

Algae is a long way from proving itself for biofuel production at a large scale, but I think it is certainly worth pursuing. This Iowa project is certainly a step in the right direction. I like the idea of using a previously wasted resource such as the CO2 that is emmitted from countless ethanol biorefineries, coal-fired powerplants, and other facilities.