algae-jim-conrad.jpgTurning pond scum into biofuels is fast becoming a new revenue stream for weary catfish farmers whose catch has dried up. PetroSun BioFuels is offering royalties for the algae that once used to be a nuisance for Mississippi pond owners.

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that I would be doing this,” said one man who for decades has operated the Mississippi Delta fish farm in Belzoni, the Catfish Capital of the World.

“Algae-to-biofuels has a real chance to be successful and generate significant income for these farms,” says Andy Whittington. 

(Cool AP story via MSNBC)

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