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Algae: The Next Big Fuel Source?

Kojo Nnamdi Show – A decade from now, will we be talking about Big Algae in the same way we now refer to Big Oil? Scientists around the country are racing to develop a cost-effective fuel source derived from algae. We’ll learn more about turning pond scum into energy and how it compares to ethanol and other biofuels as a green energy source.


  • Martin LaMonica – Senior Writer, CNET
  • Matthew Posewitz – Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines
  • Mary Rosenthal – Executive Director, Algal Biomass Organization
  • Robert Mantz – U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel; Program Manager, BioFuels Program, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

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