Project Eyes Algae for Biofuel
by Lori Shull (Watertown Daily Times) Algae could, one day, save the Development Authority of the North Country money on its power bills.
The agency is teaming up with a group of researchers from Clarkson University to find out whether wastewater from its regional landfill could be used to grow algae, which then would be converted into biofuels.
…The 79-acre landfill has its own generator, which creates electricity from biodegradable materials that are thrown away every day, including paper products and scraps of food. Creating that electricity also creates a great deal of heat, which is released. Clarkson researchers are proposing using that heat to grow the algae. READ MORE