Jonathan Trent: Energy From Floating Algae Pods

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Turning algae into energy

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Sep 28, 2012 by TEDtalksDirector

Call it “fuel without fossils”: Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team’s bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.

Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods


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3 thoughts on “Jonathan Trent: Energy From Floating Algae Pods

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  2. I really like this, not only because it is so innovative and intelligent, but because it inspires even the older war-horses among us. It encourages us to think beyond that restrictive conceptual box, which Amory Lovins in particular assures us does not even exist!

    In fact, there is a link at the end of this video to one of Lovin’s remarkable talks on his 40 year energy plan “Reinventing Fire.” What a sales pitch!

    TED talks are absolutely great and a wonderful resource for a fresh generation, already tired of cliche, cynicism and negativity; a generation wholly unconvinced by the cant and hypocrisy that peddles the inevitability of submissive resignation to “business as usual” ~ believe me the apologists plead, it’s the only way. Such banal skid-row defeatism is definitively NOT the true American way.

    These wonderful ideas reveal the American spirit at its very best. They celebrate a can-do determination and ingenuity our entire human community can not only admire, but strive to embrace and most importantly, aspire to emulate.

    Tell that to the so-called leaders of the free world or any world for that matter…there is life after Coke.

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