Petroalgae’s tie up in China

The power of pond scum:

Green algae grow like mad when fed CO2, and if turned into biofuel can yield up to 100 times the biofuel per hectare as corn, soy or sugar cane crops. Petroalgae of Melbourne, Florida, plans to license their first 2000-hectare commercial alga biodiesel plant in China next year and says the green stuff can ingest C02 straight from the smokestacks of power plants. If emissions from all the world’s power plants were harnessed for alga growing and recycled as biodiesel, C02 emissions would drop by roughly 9 billion tonnes per year.

All ye placard holders at Copenhagen take note.