16 year-old creates new method to turn algae into biofuel
Running in marathons. (I didn't start doing this until my 30s.)
Knitting. (I learned in my 20s)
Writing books. (30s)
Developing a new biofuel that could potentially change the world's dependence on oil. (Um, I have never even come close to doing that.)
For a fifth-grade science fair, Evie Sobczak found that the acid in fruit could power clocks; she connected a cut-up orange to a clock with wire and watched it tick. In seventh grade, she generated power by engineering paddles that could harness wind. And in eighth grade, she started a project that eventually would become her passion: She wanted to grow algae and turn it into biofuel.
I really believe algae could be our next fuel source because it doesn’t take a lot of land and it doesn’t take away from our food source. And if you use my processes, you don’t use any chemicals, so it’s not harming our environment. I live in Florida, so we have a lot of algae problems, so I thought why not use something negative to help our world?
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