Sunday, January 22, 2006
Biomimicry in the News (Well, kind of)
MIT scientist Isaac Berzin envisions algae, the tiny single-celled plant, transforming the world's energy needs and cutting global warming. Bolted onto smokestacks, the rows of fat clear tube filled with a green algae soup absorb 40% of CO2 and 86% of nitrous oxide emissions. After the CO2 is soaked up like a sponge, the algae is harvested daily and turned into a biodiesel for automobiles.