German energy giants test carbon-munching slime

09/23/2010 | CNN

Germany's utility companies are testing a technology that uses algal slime to digest the carbon emitted by power plants. The projects are in their early stages, but in theory a few tanks of algae could turn emissions from a small coal power plant into biomass and clean air. The green gunk could then be used as a fuel in its own right, or processed to produce animal feed or industrial grease.

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