Algae: 'The ultimate in renewable energy'

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Algae are among the fastest growing plants in the world, and about 50 percent of their weight is oil. That lipid oil can be used to make biodiesel for cars, trucks, and airplanes. This Texas firm produces 100,000 gallons of algae oil a year per acre (gpa), compared to about 30 gpa from corn; 50 gpa from soybeans.

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