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August 19, 2009
By Addison County Independent

August 19, 2009, Addison County, VT — Light streams in through the
paper-thin walls of the temporary shed, a small, greenhouse-like
structure plunked down on a Bridport dairy farm. Here, Mark Hoffman is
dabbling in alchemy.

August 19, 2009, Addison County, VT — Light streams in through the paper-thin walls of the temporary shed, a small, greenhouse-like structure plunked down on a Bridport dairy farm. Here, Mark Hoffman is dabbling in alchemy.

Hoffman, a project manager for Montpelier-based Algepower, peers into shallow, plastic troughs stacked one above the other. He is between experiments, and the troughs are mostly empty, but when the system is in full swing the plastic slings are filled with murky green water and hungry algae.

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