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Algae’s Development Rush in the Heart of Oil Country

Australia-based Aurora Algae announced its plan last week to build its first commercial algae farm, a decision that’s been under review since 2013.

Among the many factors the company considered were:

  • Labor Cost South Texas already has a very skilled local labor force at a cost 30% lower than in Australia.
  • Existing Infrastructure – Aurora Algae is transforming an old 2,000 acre shrimp farm already equipped with infrastructure for 1,800 acres of ponds and movement of water. Texas A&M has emerged as a hotbed for algae research, which could be a valuable resource as well.  

The initiation of an algae development rush in the heart of oil country has begun. The Texas wind industry is already booming – let’s add another win for renewables!

Read Biofuels Digest’s interview with Aurora Algae’s CEO Greg Bafalis and corporate affairs chief Paul Brunato here.

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