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.Once again we're throwing money at technology that won't even begin to fix the nation's energy problem.
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."...
They won the grant despite "nagging doubts about how the slight power from the panel would convince the judges," one Vanderbilt professor explained.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Spinach doesn't just energize the cartoon sailor man:
Posted by Rick Moore on 4/25/2012