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Oil from algae in Sturgis

Andrew Norton

The Sturgis Waste Water Treatment Plant is the site for a group looking to make oil from algae a reality. A group, Optional Energy Partners, is setting up shop at the water treatment plant as that is a perfect place - plenty of algae. The other neat thing is that the building where the processing will take place will be powered by methane gas from the treatment plant. Just how does one go about getting oil from algae?

"You can press it to make the oil from it," Dr. Newman said, "you can actually ferment the algae flower to make ethanol."

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