BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city officials are hoping to create even more power from sewage at a wastewater treatment plant.

The city’s Back River plant already burns methane produced by the sewage to create electricity. Now under an agreement approved Wednesday by the Board of Estimates, carbon dioxide from the plant’s exhaust will be used to grow algae that will be turned into fuel.

The one-year project is expected to cost $255,000 and is being paid for with federal stimulus funds.

Dayton-based Hytek Bio will grow the algae and turn it into a fuel that can replace heating oil used in city boilers and diesel used in city vehicles.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE