MIT scientist uses algae to clean coal emissions

An article from the Christian Science Monitor details the exploits of an MIT scientist who is working to help greenhouse gas emissions by using algae.

The idea is to use the algae in containers at the top of coal plant smokestacks as a filter. The tests so far indicate that they can be used to remove 40% of the CO2 that is spewed forth during the production of energy. To add to the benefits, the waste product can be used as a component in biodiesel.

A company named GreenFuel Technologies has been funded to commercialize the process.

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