WASHINGTON, DC (December 18, 2014) The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, welcomed today Gas Technology Institute (GTI) as a new corporate member. GTI joins the growing ranks of companies and organizations that are working with ABO to develop algae into a source of sustainable chemicals, fuels, food, and feed applications, as well as for high-value applications such as nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, among others.
Based in Des Plaines, Illinois, GTI is a leading research, development and training organization that has been addressing the nation’s energy and environmental challenges by developing technology-based solutions for consumers, industry, and government for more than 70 years. The company has a long record of supporting the development and deployment of biomass conversion technologies for biofuels and other applications.
“We are excited to have a leader like GTI join the Algae Biomass Organization,” said Matt Carr, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization. “GTI’s contributions to the technologies necessary for converting algae biomass directly to drop-in fuels have been invaluable, and we look forward to working closely with them as we continue to move this industry forward.”
Products made from algae are the natural solution to the energy, food, economic, and climate challenges facing the world today. This tiny but powerful organism has the ability to simultaneously put fuels in vehicles, reuse CO2, provide nutrition for animals and people, and create jobs for millions of Americans. More information can be found at www.allaboutalgae.com.
About the Algae Biomass Organization
The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501 c(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies, and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits, and members and their affiliations, is available at the website: www.algaebiomass.org.