With the help of three corporate energy investors, state representative David Kessler is making a play to build an algae gasification plant on former coal mining lands, the Pottstown Mercury reports.
The idea is for the new plant to be located next to a coal-burning power
plant. The carbon dioxide from that plant would be captured and instead
of contributing to climate change, would be pumped into a series of
enclosed 400-foot "raceways" where it would accelerate the growth of the
algae, which is a champion carbon absorber.Original Source: Pottstown MercuryRead the full story here.
The oxygen released
by the algae would be captured and pumped back into the power plant to
make its burning of coal cleaner and more efficient, thus reducing
carbon dioxide emissions and increasing the production of electricity by
between 5 percent to 15 percent using the same amount of coal.