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15-year-old kid invents algae-powered energy system

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Honestly, I feel a little dumber just reading this. Texas high-school kid comes up with a way to use algae to
    • turn sewage and trash into methane and bio-oil for fuel,
    • produce food for humans and livestock,
    • sequester greenhouse gases, and
    • produce oxygen.


    His prize: a $20,000 college scholarship.
  2. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    I'm just going to go bang my head against a wall now. :p

    Pretty cool, though. Good to see that our depence on oil is probably going to be much less in the hopefully near future.
  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Now, if he can use garbage to power the flux capacitor and make a DeLorean travel through time, I'll be really impressed.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    This just in ... Shell and Texaco had him liquidated.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    In other words, it probably won't work, but the kid is still impressive.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Ah, the intermediate step to Soylent Green.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    You tell everybody. Listen to me, Football_Bat. You've gotta tell them! Soylent Green is people! We've gotta stop them somehow!
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