Turning manure lagoons into algae farms

Logan, Utah will attempt to turn noxious, reeking manure lagoons into biofuel factories by using algae. Not only does this turn a liability into an asset, it is way less expensive than building expensive facilities to treat the sewage.

The algae cultivated in the lagoons is to be converted to methane and used as fuel for electrical generation and the phosphorus would be extracted to sell to fertilizer manufacturers and other industries.