This week Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization, joins other energy leaders in a discussion about the United States’ energy independence in the National Journal’s Energy Expert Blog.
Mary notes that demand for fuels is going to continue, eventually surpassing the ability of fossil fuel supplies to be sufficient. If we want the benefits of improved energy independence, we can’t rely exclusively on existing sources, and the unique advantages of algae will make these incredibly efficient organisms an increasingly attractive option.
“If we want independence (the ability to produce more than we consume, forever), we can’t rely on sources of energy derived from finite resources. In the case of the algae industry, our “wells” are aboveground, never need digging and never run dry. Supporting technologies such as these will help get us a long way towards independence.”
To read Mary’s full response, and those of other experts, click here.