ABO Present Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) with ‘Champion of Algae’ Awards

February, 1 / 2017

ABO is pleased to announce that it has presented Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Scott Peters (D-CA) each with a Champion of Algae Award, the group’s highest recognition for outstanding service to algae research, technology and product development.

“Sheldon Whitehouse and Scott Peters have worked tirelessly to advance new algae technologies that will maintain the economic competitiveness of the United States, and bring jobs to rural and urban areas alike.” said Matt Carr, ABO’s executive director. “We look forward to working with them in the future, and many others on both sides of the aisle that are discovering how an advanced algae industry can bring so many benefits to the United States.” 

Congressman Peters was recognized for his dedication to spreading the word about algae’s potential for the economy and the environment, as well as his support for policies that can jumpstart innovation in the sector. Senator Whitehouse has been a strong supporter of the algae industry in Rhode Island as well as an architect of policies that can position algae cultivation to become a national engine for economic growth, while also protecting the environment and public health. 

Support of algae is of utmost importance now more than ever. We salute our newly minted Champions of Algae and thank them for all that they have done for the industry.