Argument: Algae can filter C02 from coal and be used for biofuel

Issue Report: Algae biofuel


Power plants that emit large quantities of C02 can be fitted with algae biofuel systems, in which waste C02 is used by algae in the process of photosynthesis, creating as a result a useful biofuel. Lisa Colosi, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Virginia, supports this notion, arguing, “the main principle of industrial ecology is to try and use our waste products to produce something of value.”[1]