Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Algae - like a breath mint for smokestacks



By Mark Clayton | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor





"....Dr. Berzin, a rocket scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. About three years ago, while working on an experiment for growing algae on the International Space Station, he came up with the idea for using it to clean up power-plant exhaust.

If he could find the right strain of algae, he figured he could turn the nation's greenhouse-gas-belching power plants into clean-green generators with an attached algae farm next door."

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