OAK ISLAND— To Kim Jones, green energy is more than just a catchy slogan or pipe dream.
Jones is a Brunswick Community College science instructor who now has a second job: running “Alganomics,” a business dedicated to growing algae to obtain oil for use in biodiesel fuel.
She has a three-year lease with the Town of Oak Island to work with their re-used wastewater to grow algae and extract the oil for use as feedstock for biodiesel.
“That’s the No. 1 obstacle to biodiesel, getting the feedstock,” Jones said.