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First algae, now spinach to be green energy source
Beltway Confidential ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joel Gehrke

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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Must be the "popeye" plan...

Please,Somebody, get the hook and get these morons off the stage..

1 posted on 04/25/2012 2:41:32 PM PDT by SueRae
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To: SueRae

We need a picture of Popeye’s bicep with a whirling dynamo inside.


2 posted on 04/25/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: SueRae; a fool in paradise
Put a Popeye in your tank!


3 posted on 04/25/2012 2:45:31 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SueRae


I yam a supporter, I yam.
4 posted on 04/25/2012 2:45:40 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SueRae
It's a really bad idea to cut into the food supply, we should have learned that from the corn based ethanol debacle.

5 posted on 04/25/2012 2:49:10 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Revolting cat!

What’s next? Green M&Ms?


6 posted on 04/25/2012 2:50:39 PM PDT by Lady Jag
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To: Lady Jag

7 posted on 04/25/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lady Jag

green skittles and tea cold fusion power


8 posted on 04/25/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SueRae

I think it’s great ! Then they can smelt the iron that’s in spinach ....Only thing is like with the Brits who think that OB’s algea (pond scum)n would do the trick ...only problem was it would have to have ponds the size of England to grow 50 barrels in ummm 50 years....


9 posted on 04/25/2012 2:53:03 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: SueRae
First algae, now spinach to be green energy source

And, after ObamaCare is fully implemented, the grandparents will become Soylent Green . . . . . . ANOTHER green energy source!!

Yummmmm . . . . . . . soylent green!

10 posted on 04/25/2012 2:54:00 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

11 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by Lady Jag
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To: SueRae

Spinach is second only to freshly cut, wet grass in chlorophyll leakage.


12 posted on 04/25/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SueRae

13 posted on 04/25/2012 2:57:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
We'll be strong to the finach
cuz' we eats our spinach!

Actually, it feels more like The Twilight Zone than The Popeye Show.

14 posted on 04/25/2012 3:02:21 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: SueRae
Please,Somebody, get the hook and get these morons off the stage..

First they came for my corn and now my spinach?? No way. I LOVE fresh spinach.

Come and take it!!
You will regret it.

15 posted on 04/25/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: SueRae

Yup, spinach has always been a pain: lots of good stuff in it, but hard for the gut to get out. Another case of burning coal to produce steam to turn a turbine and make electricity to power a car without having to fill up on petrochemicals: brilliant(?)


16 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:08 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever thet go; others, whenever.)
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To: SueRae

Great, just like the skyrocketed price of corn based foods due to the ethanol crap, now we have to prepare for the sky rocketing cost of spinnach.......


17 posted on 04/25/2012 3:05:26 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (My 6 pack abs are now a full keg......)
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To: SueRae
If solar could power an advanced species,
Plants would be eating us!

18 posted on 04/25/2012 3:07:05 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Grampa3711
Don't want to use the free hydrocarbon bonds, let's recreate the friggin' wheel.

O-blame-a is just stupid.

19 posted on 04/25/2012 3:08:50 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: TurboZamboni
Not green Skittles!

Chives!


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:10:23 PM PDT by Lady Jag
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To: SueRae

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.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 3:32:18 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SueRae

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!


22 posted on 04/25/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SueRae

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!


23 posted on 04/25/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: SueRae

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.

UGH


24 posted on 04/25/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT by onona (RIP Levon, another good man gone.)
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To: DustyMoment

LOL. Still the problem remains that it is still a fossil fuel. :)


25 posted on 04/25/2012 3:56:22 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: SueRae

There goes the price of spinach. It’s an attack on food sources.


26 posted on 04/25/2012 5:11:37 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: MotorCityBuck

LOL!! Too funny, dude!!


27 posted on 04/25/2012 9:04:19 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - Another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Popeye's a bit busy these days.


28 posted on 04/25/2012 11:26:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Barack Obama continued to sponsor Jeremiah Wright after he said "G.D. AMERIKKA!"Where's the outrage?)
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