Algae biofuels get a lot of attention for the sheer impact they could have on our energy economy. A renewable supply of domestic fuels would deliver enormous environmental and economic advantages. But algae companies are finding that the road to fuel production also presents the opportunity to market algae-derived feed, food and nutraceutical products. In many cases these markets can be tapped well before commercial fuel production is viable.
Today at Nutraingredients-usa.com Hank Schultz looks at the different kinds of expertise required for fuel and nutraceutical markets in the algae industry. He interviews Greg Sower, a toxicologist for Environ International on what hurdles companies face as they look to tap into various markets, and how the variability of this relatively new industry is playing out.
It’s an informative read, whether you are a new algae entrepreneur or established industry leader.
Greg Sower is also a featured speaker at the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit in Orlando, Florida September 30-October 3. Early bird registration expires Monday, August 19. Hurry and register for the largest algae conference in the world!