To a kid, using algae for fuel may sound strange, but to ExxonMobil’s scientists, biofuel made from algae has the potential to be a major player in a low-carbon energy future. The company is aiming to have the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025, which could help change how the next generation consumes energy.
Megan Ruhmel, an ExxonMobil algae research technician, sat down with six-year-old Farrah to explain algae biofuel and the potential impact it may have on Farrah’s future. The visit wouldn’t be complete without a little experimenting in the algae lab.
Watch the video below to take the mystery out of algae biofuels.