April 15, 2011
Today, Mary Rosenthal, Executive Director of the Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, released the following statement on BioProcess Algae’s opening of Phase II of its Algae’s Grower HarvesterTM bioreactors.
“On behalf of the Algae Biomass Organization, it was an honor and a pleasure to participate in today’s opening of Phase II of BioProcess Algae’s Grower HarvesterTM bioreactors in Shenandoah, Iowa. It was great to have USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack there to see first-hand how algae technologies can complement traditional agriculture and first-generation biofuels technologies. By co-locating algae farms at ethanol plants, we can create two forms of domestic, renewable fuel and anima l feed, while also beneficially re-using CO2 that would otherwise have been released into the atmosphere. It’s an important demonstration of how the opportunities to deploy algae technologies extend far beyond open ponds in the southwestern United States. This is just one of the many algae innovations taking in nearly every state in the country.”