Skip to comments.First algae, now spinach to be green energy source
Posted on 04/25/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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."
The team of engineering students -- Eric Dilbone, Phil Ingram, Trevan Locke, Paul McDonald and Jason Ogg -- "also won the Marketplace Innovation Award from Paladin Capital, a private equity firm, and the Student Choice Award, a special nod from their peers in competition," according to Vanderbilt.
The idea is that "a miniature bio-cell can produce minute electricity from Photosystem I (PSI), the protein in plant chloroplasts that converts light to electrochemical energy."
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What about KUDZU????
Hey, if it works for Popeye!
and just like algae, there simplyt ain’t enough of the stuiff around to make a difference...unless you’re talking abotu obtaining federal dollars to spend on it...
“Well, blow me down! Hyukhyukhyuk!!!”
Popeye the Sailor Man
Of course spinach is a source of energy. Obama has heard of Popeye. Don’t sell him short!
Is that you Bluto?
Can it get any stupider? Yes, it can. Every day it’s another stupid idea/trick.
I love spinach. I can plant it in the late summer, early fall and it will survive an Arseachusetts winter and grow to epic proportions the next Spring. A virtual perennial!
I don’t think I’d say “blow me down!” anywhere near Obama...
I have a hypothesis for a potential energy source: dog turds.
The idea is that the turds decompose in your gas tank
creating methane, but it requires further study.
Drive your spinach! There are little boys and girls all over the world who’d love to have their mommies put spinach in their tank.
ohhhh....that Popeye copyright is in deep trouble on this thread...
My vote is for Kudzu.
The forward seeing Popeye was so misunderstood.
If we bulldoze all of the bankrupt solar panel companies and planted spinach, I bet we could grow a lot of it.
I guess Michelle will be upset since the price of spinach will be going up and now Americans will be getting more obese.