Growing Algae in Sewage – a Fuelish Idea
by Tim Wheeler (Baltimore Sun) An experiment in making “bio-fuel” is slated to get under way this summer at Baltimore’s Back River wastewater treatment plant.
The city’s Board of Estimates approved Wednesday a $255,000 contract with a small Maryland company to grow algae at the plant and convert it to fuel. The project is underwritten with federal economic stimulus funds the city receved last year.
Under the one-year agreement, Hytek Bio LLC of Dayton will install “bioreactors” to cultivate algae, using the nutrients in the treatment plant’s wastewater as food. READ MORE