California’s scum ranchers are working on a fuel to replace oil

Algae’s ability to grow in hostile conditions could be used to convert Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels. Algae could use pollution from this lake for its own growth, and filter it out.

The Department of Energy is trying to turn a lake in the California desert called the Salton Sea into a farm for renewable fuels — and clean its infamously polluted water in the process. The Salton Sea Biomass Remediation Project harnesses algae’s ability to grow in hostile conditions. In […]

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