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National Algae Technology Roadmap Released Posted by Aathmika on Mon August 30 2010 04:18:52 AM 4

      DOE realising the importance of algae biofuel is pumping in more funds for research;it also is studying in depth the problems faced by this industry. DOE announced  the release of its first report  in fifteen  years on algae biofuel industry.- National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap. The  report  summarizes the industry, the research needed and the roadblocks to clear to make this green fuel cost competitive.      

Fresh Funding for Algae Biofuel Posted by Aathmika on Mon August 30 2010 04:05:25 AM


DOE has awarded 24 million for algae research  to the following 3 universities involved  in algae  biofuel research-



Sustainable
Algal Biofuels Consortium- led by Arizona state university



Consortium for
Algal Biofuels Commercialization (San Diego, Calif.) ? Led by the University of
California,



 Cellana, LLC Consortium
(Kailua-Kona, Hawaii) ? Led by Cellana,.



     Each institute
will have specific areas of research.



Arizona University will focus on testing the acceptability of algal biofuels as
replacements for petroleum-based fuels



University of
California will concentrate on developing algae as a robust biofuels feedstock.



Cellana will examine large-scale production of fuels
and feed from microalgae grown in seawater.

This most recent funding is the second award this year given to algal research consortiums to identify barriers.

Zoi,Assisstant Secratary  said that scaling up production of biofuels is among the DOE?s primary goals.