Some of the best minds on the planet, including scientists at Exxon-Mobil, Shell, Chevron, KLM Dutch Airlines, and even the USA’s Department of Defense are racing to be the first to commercialize algae biofuel.
- Algae is rich in oil
- Algae consumes nearly twice its weight in carbon dioxide,
- Algae farming doesn't require good cropland.
- Algae grows in fresh water, polluted water, sea water or farm runoff.
- Algae’s true potential as biofuel feedstock.
- Current cultivation and harvesting practices.
- The economics of producing algae biodiesel and bioethanol.
- The challenges of producing biodiesel from algae.
- A comparison of open pond and photo bioreactors.
- Projecting long-term ROI for algae fuel.
- Ways to maximize returns.
The report also addresses broader issues including:
- The need for reliable and low cost processes.
- Upcoming applications.
- Emerging technologies in Algae Biofuel production.
It is a thoughtful, comprehensive examination of:
Dr. Benemann has worked in the area of biofuels, in particular microalgae biofuels, greenhouse gas abatement and environmental biotechnologies, for over 30 years. He was a participant in the US Dept. of Energy “Aquatic Species Program” and published 'Opportunities and Challenges in Biofuels Production' in 1998. It is widely considered as one of the most comprehensive publications on the potential of oil from algae.
This critical position paper on algae biodiesel and bioethanol is being distributed FREE in conjunction with Algae World 2008, an algae conference that will be held in Singapore on November 17 and 18.
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