Saturday, February 26, 2011

Gila Bend shrimp farm shifts to biofuel production

The Desert Sweet Shrimp farm in Gila Bend drew lots of attention for using geothermal waters to grow shrimp in the desert. But the flood of low-cost shrimp from Asia apparently dropped the bottom out of the market, making it unprofitable for them to compete.

But the company has taken its experience in dealing with the algae in its shrimp ponds and is now instead growing the algae itself for making biofuels. [right, Desert Sweet Biofuels pond]

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