Duckweed – the next big thing in Biofuels?Submitted by hawkiye on Sun, 05/05/2013 - 11:20
Well well well... it looks like duck weed can be used to make ethanol and is 6 times more productive then corn per acre! This once thought to be nothing more then an invasive water weed is turning out to be quite useful these folks are using it to treat waste water and feed fish. And now for biofuel wow!!!
Find a reference to duckweed dated earlier than last year, and you’re likely to be seeing complaints about the tiny aquatic plant. Like invasive water hyacinth and other floating plant species, duckweed is capable of quickly carpeting ponds and slow-moving water streams.
However, now it’s being pushed as yet another biofuel savior. Scientists from the North Carolina State University made the discovery when looking at the potential for using the noxious weed as a cleaner of animal waste.
They found that growing the tiny aquatic plant on hog waste-water not only helped to dispose of the hog waste but also produced five to six times more starch per acre than corn, according to university researcher Dr. Jay Cheng"
Read the rest here: http://www.alternative-energy-fuels.com/biofuels/liquid-biof...
Also here is the link to the waste treatment use:
This stuff can grow in just a few inches of water to...