Seaweed system used for fuel

[USA] The next meeting of the Clean Technology Council will look at using natural biological processes to produce renewable energy, improve ocean health and reduce global warming.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wed., Aug. 12 at Total Wine’s tasting room, 394 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks.

CTC is a nonprofit network of entrepreneurs, subject matter experts and professionals committed to sustainability, as well as generating economic ideas and new business ventures.


At the Aug. 12 meeting, Jim Stewart, vice president of PODenergy Inc., will talk about how his company’s ocean seaweed system grows forests of kelp and other natural algae. Part of each forest is harvested to produce enough biomethane to eventually replace 100 percent of the world’s fossil fuel use, according to a press release.

The event will include a wine tasting mixer, refreshments and free parking.

Tickets to the event are $15. To purchase tickets, go to


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