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Jonathan Trent:
Energy from floating algae pods

TEDGlobal 2012 · 14:45 · Filmed Jun 2012
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Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods
14:45 · Filmed June 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012 · Subtitles available in 19 languages

Call it "fuel without fossils": Jonathan Trent is working on a plan to grow new biofuel by farming micro-algae in floating offshore pods that eat wastewater from cities. Hear his team's bold vision for Project OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae) and how it might power the future.

Scientist and biofuel guru
Not only does Jonathan Trent grow algae for biofuel, he wants to do so by cleansing wastewater and trapping carbon dioxide in the process. And it’s all solar-powered. Full bio
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