“Sara Volz, a 17-year-old high school student from Colorado, received top honors and a $100,000 check Tuesday at a science fair for pioneering a technique to dramatically boost oil yields from algae, a crucial step in the economically viable production of biofuel from the plants.
Her technique involves the use of a chemical to artificially select populations of algae cells with high oil content. She did all the work in a makeshift lab under her loft bed in Colorado Springs.”
To read the entire article see: http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/intel-picks-science-fair-winners-awards-630-000-genius-high-1C8835458
For more information on algae biofuels: http://organicmechanic.com/algae-biofuel/
“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”
…think of how we can use vegetable oil from restaurants to drive vehicles, carbon from smokestacks to grow algae for biofuel, and waste from farms to produce electricity!
Converting old gas-powered cars to run on electricity has become easy enough that Minddrive, a Kansas City non-profit, has made such conversions part of an after-school education program for inner-city teen-agers. For this year’s project, Minddrive decided to set a higher bar by challenging the students to build a car powered by tweets and Facebook posts.
More at http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/teens-build-electric-car-powered-twitter-facebook-posts-211628188.html