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A powerplant owner, algae and healthier beef Posted by Srividhya on Tue January 25 2011 03:29:32 AM 2

The owner of an Oklahoma City power plant, Don van Pelt Smith has an idea to produce an
algae feed product that will cut CO2 emissions from his plant and
produce healthier beef.
He plans to grow algae using CO2 emissions from his plant which can be used as
feed at nearby cattle feedlots to produce meat with more omega-3 fats
like docosahexaenoic acid, known as DHA and eicosapentaenoic acid, known as EPA.
Smith is excited about the potential for his idea and its ability to
balance the carbon cycle.
One day he hopes to see algae farms built
near all U.S. feed lots that are near power plants, making the formula a
cost-effective way to create healthier beef. He said hes produced beef
high in marbling that has more than eight times the normal amount of
DHA and EPA.
But Smith is cautious
We need more studies on the flavor aspect of it, he said. If it ends up tasting really fishy, that would be a disadvantage.