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Pond Scum Gets Top Billing as Future Fuel Source


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Report this Jun. 27 2012, 8:29 pm

Algae, known to most of us as pond scum, is the most promising sustainable source of energy to meet the growing demand for juice to power everything from cars to factories, according to a major technical organization. 

“There is not an infinite amount of oil in the Earth and we are using it quite rapidly,” William Kassebaum, a senior member with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organization, told me today.

This type of technology could produce hundreds of years of electricity as well as a commodity to be sold to merchants as they travel to the outer regions of the solar system.

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