Kansas project plans to convert sewage into clean fuels

11/9/2009 | Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas)

Researchers at Kansas University's Transportation Research Institute, with funding support from the Department of Energy, are studying how to convert sewage into fuel with the help of microbes. The project includes demonstration bioreactors linked to a municipal wastewater treatment system, said KU professor Val Smith. Algae can potentially produce 5,000 gallons of fuel per acre, as opposed to corn's 18 gallons per acre, Smith added.

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