Saturday, September 26, 2009
Pond Scum: the Lowest Form of Life becomes the Hottest Trend in Bio-Fuels
Construction of oil refineries just might be giving way to the building of “vertical ponds,” or what’s rapidly becoming known in green circles as pond scum algae producing greenhouses. Considered one of the most efficiently produced “magic bullet” bio-fuels of the new century, algae, can be harvested inside a far smaller geographic area than that required of other alternative fuels like corn-based ethanol. But what’s really cool about that “lowly pond scum?” You can also drink it.