FUEL DRIVE TO
By cynthia washaM
In tHe HiGH-staKes race to Produce tHe VeHicle fuel of tomorrow, the bets are on … pond scum. Believe it or not, ordinary, slimy, green aquatic algae may one day make thanol look as environmentally friendly as a Humvee. “these alternatives could replace our need for oil,” explains
Maureen Mccann, referring to both algae and terrestrial plants that
can be used to create biofuel. Mccann is the director of Purdue
University’s center for the direct catalytic conversion of Biomass to
Biofuels, better known as c3Bio, in West lafayette, in.