Gallery: NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

SF MUD NASA OMEGA (Eric James)
 
SF MUD NASA OMEGA (Eric James)

The people who brought us memory foam, satellite radio, invisible braces and the charcoal water filter are at it again. The brilliant minds at NASA’s Ames Research Center are working to create a carbon-neutral fuel and food source using floating plastic bags filled with wastewater and algae. Supported by NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and the California Energy Commission, OMEGA (Offshore Membrane Enclosure for Growing Algae) hopes to take advantage of the amazing amount of oils produced by some algea (up to 40 times more than soy per acre).

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