Since we seem to be on the subject of eco awareness, I found an article about a plant (manufacturing plant, not an organism!) that has started producing biomass from algae.
PetroSun announced that Rio Hondo, the algae farm from Texas just began production. This plant is the first facility from PetroSun that will produce algae for biofuels. The algae farm has 1,100 acres of saltwater ponds, which the company estimates to produce at least 110 million pounds of biomass and 4.4 million gallons of algae oil per annum.
Do you suppose that algae is a sustainable biofuel? The idea, from what I understand, is to turn the biomass into ethanol and ethyl alcohols for use in bio-friendly vehicles (unfortunately, my knowledge of eco friendliness is so severely lacking it’s actually embarrassing!)
I can’t help but think that, like so many good intentioned projects, this one may have unintended consequences…