Algae Biomass Organization Congratulates BioProcess Algae for Department of Energy Biorefinery Support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 23, 2013 – The  Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, congratulated one of its member companies, BioProcess Algae LLC, for being selected by the Department of Energy to receive a grant of up to $6.4 million for a pilot-scale biorefinery project that will advance biofuel technologies as a domestic alternative to power our cars, trucks, and planes that meet military specifications for jet fuel and shipboard diesel.

“We’re thrilled BioProcess Algae has been selected as one of four pilot biorefineries that will receive support to accelerate the availability of advanced, renewable biofuels,” said Mary Rosenthal, executive director of ABO. “The United States has a long history of supporting new energy technologies, and the Department of Energy’s selection is a testament to BioProcess Algae’s impressive progress and the potential for algae to provide America with renewable, domestic biofuels that don’t compete with food or fresh water.”

Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing our world today. Algae have the power to simultaneously put fuels in our vehicles, recycle CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people and create jobs for millions of Americans without significant impacts on valuable agricultural land or fresh water. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com.

About the Algae Biomass Organization

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501 c(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algaebiomass.org.