Algae Turns Green House Gas Into Fuel
This is a win/win situation for our fossil fuel power plants. Fossil fuel plants give off nearly 40% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. If this process is scalable to the entire country, it would mean the removal of billions of tons of CO2, and also a great boon to our fuel supply. Power plants will reduce or even eliminate their green house gas emissions. They cound trade them in for useful and clean fuels. This would generate additional income from the selling off of biodiesel, and they could trade on their emissions credits and get tax subsidies. Factories would become cleaner, leaner and more profitable.
Last month GreenFuel finished raising over $18 million in capital, and now they are putting their tested theories into commercial practice. The state of New York, NRG Energy, and GreenFuel will be working together to install a working prototype of the E2B bioreactor at one of NRG's plants in Dunkirk, NY. The bioreactors are designed to be able to be retrofitted to existing plants with minimal effort and expenditure. The test program will continue through the end of the year. And if it is successful, more roll outs will follow. Soon more of our smoke stacks will start trading in CO2 for gas and cash. That's a solution that is all kinds of green. [via MSNBC]
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