Using weeds as a power source

July 21, 2008 5:00:33 AM PDT
There could be power in weeds.

A group working to protect Lake Champlain on the Vermont-New York border wants to generate electricity from nuisance weeds and algae.

The Lake Champlain Restoration Association is planning to haul tons of plants from lake.

The decaying weeds will create methane gas, which can be used for power generation.

Experts will study the process to see if weeds make a viable power source.