An Algae Farm Near The Ship Channel? Why The Hell Not?
You know what the Ship Channel area needs?
Besides a whole lot less pollution, we mean.
It needs a good farm. An algae farm, in fact. That's the thinking of a Nevada company, which has announced plans to build a 20-acre algae farm near the Channel if it can get some financing from the federal governement.
Algae farms have long been a dream of environmentalists, who say that the little green things can produce lots of energy.
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Another such farm has been announced for the Rio Grande Valley. It's supposed to be more than 1,800 acres and produce "5,000 to 8,000 gallons" or biofuel per acre annually.
We just hope this doesn't put Willie Nelson out of business.
-- Richard Connelly
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