Biofuels Producer Pitches Partnership with Pickens County Cities
by Vince Jackson (Independent Mail) Commercial algae grower said process could someday recycle municipal sewer sludge
Members of the Pickens County Municipal Association learned this week that biofuels produced from algae could provide needed revenue streams for cash-strapped cities.
Phillip Lowery, regional manager for Honeywell Building Solutions, told 20 mayors and councilpersons that Pickens County could become a producer of biofuels that could be used in place of fossil fuels for gasoline, jet fuel and kerosene.
…An added advantage is sewer sludge can be used as a food source to grow the algae.
“Processing waste water is one of my town’s biggest expenses each year,” Central Mayor Mac Martin said.
Lowery said a commercial algae lab would require a large amount of land but nothing like that needed to produce electricity from a wind farm or solar array. READ MORE