Skip to comments.First algae, now spinach to be green energy source
Posted on 04/25/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by SueRae
President Obama recently touted algae as a potential source of energy, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has invested in converting spinach into an energy source.
The EPA awarded a $90,000 grant over the weekend to Vanderbilt University students "who designed a biohybrid solar panel that substitutes a protein from spinach for expensive silicon wafers that are energy intensive to produce, and is capable of producing electricity."
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I have seen the experiment where they produce electricity from a potato. Does that mean that Idaho will become an energy producing state? Probably not! Not enough of Holder’s people up there.
Why not try kudzu? It grows as you watch it, and you can’t KILL the stuff, so why not use it for fuel, instead of using FOOD!
Now, I’m not much of a spinach fan, but it seems to me that scientists ought to concentrate on turning useless things into energy rather than useful things like spinach.
Down South they need to burn kudzu for energy. Out West, maybe they can burn sand. In the Great Lakes area, snails & carp should be the target fuel. And in the Northeast, maybe blowhard liberals can drive wind turbine generators while they eat spinach!
You can have it. I can’t STAND spinach. Swiss Chard either.
Course, mom used to boil it in oleo to feed us....maybe that’s why.
LOL. Still the problem remains that it is still a fossil fuel. :)
There goes the price of spinach. It’s an attack on food sources.
LOL!! Too funny, dude!!