The annual Algae Biomass Summit has drawn record-breaking attendance several years in a row, and the next event in Denver is shaping up to be the largest ever. We have received a record number of abstracts and speaker proposals, and spaces in the exhibit hall are going fast.
What makes algae a good source of biofuels?
Several characteristics of algae give them big advantages when it comes to biofuels.
Algae and Fuels
One of the key advantages of using algae as a feedstock for biofuels is that they can be used to produce many different types of fuel. Whether it’s green gasoline, jet fuel, biodiesel, ethanol, or others, algae have the ability to meet our transportation fuel needs.
Demonstrations of large-scale algae biofuels production have already occurred. Over 8 tons of algae biomass have been produced at Cellana’s six-acre Kona Demonstration Facility (pictured below) for testing in biofuel and other applications. As we mentioned last week, thousands of gallons have been manufactured by fermentation for the U.S. Navy as it develops a “green […]
Looking for a Biofuels Job?
The Department of Energy’s Biomass Program has recently announced an open position well-suited for an algae and biofuels enthusiast with a background in science, engineering or technology. The physical scientist will act as a technology and project manager, interacting closely with the private sector and government agencies on biofuel and bioenergy sustainability areas. This would […]