Pacific Domes of Ashland sells BioEnergy Domes capable of generating electricity from duckweed—and then using the exhaust to grow more duckweed.
The system produces a megawatt of electricity for the same price as coal or nuclear energy, much cheaper than wind or solar.
[Developer Rudy] Behrens, who was in the Rogue Valley this past week, said the present technology grew out of ocean energy projects he pursued in the mid-1990s. His technology uses biomass grown inside of automated, climate-controlled greenhouses within geodesic domes.
"[Duckweed is] a little, water-born plant that doubles in mass every 24 hours. The ducks really like it," Behrens said.
Read more at the Statesman Journal.