Mark Clayton of The Christian Science Monitor writes:
Isaac Berzin is a big fan of algae. The tiny, single-celled plant, he says, could transform the world’s energy needs and cut global warming.
Overshadowed by a multibillion-dollar push into other “clean-coal” technologies, a handful of tiny companies are racing to create an even cleaner, greener process using the same slimy stuff that thrives in the world’s oceans.
Enter 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.
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