Oilgae Club - an Online Community for Algae Fuel Enthusiasts Worldwide.

Major US University Admits Hard Science Problems Relating To Algae Have Been

Arizona State University Senior Vice President Rick Shangraw was recently quoted as saying that "...although solar energy and hydrogen power hold great promise, algae will ?deliver soon? because, in the past few years, ?most of the hard science problems regarding algae have been solved." 


"Now," he said, "it's largely an engineering problem."


The National Algae Association's Engineering Consortium has resolved the engineering problems in its development of plans and specifications for a 100-acre build-out turnkey algae production system (on paper, not just in theory), and its financial team has developed CAPEX and OPEX financial models showing positive cash flow. 


NAA?s next event is a two-day conference in Houston, September 23-24, 2010.  Collaborate with Dr. Brian Hampson of CalPoly, Marco Brocken of Evodos, Joseph A. Holroyd of LakeMaster Corp, Victoria Kurtz of Fluid Imaging Technologies, Surijit  Khanna of BARD Holding, OriginOil, Dave Fallbrook of Water Management Solutions, LLC, Dr. Matt Prufert of DRS Technologies, Stoel Rives, Serge Randhava of United Technologies, Inc., Will Thurmond of Emerging Markets Online, Bill Ramey of Novak Druce Quigg, Phycos, Sebastian Thomas of Parry Nutraceuticals, Bob Vitale of Waterwheel Factory, Bob Weber of Sunrise Ridge Algae, and Hank Gilbert, who will discuss his Fields to Pumps Biofuel initiative, as we all join forces to keep up the momentum.


Algae oil is renewable, does not affect the food channel and consumes CO2.  It's one solution to help the US reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create new green jobs.  Algae oil can be made into jet fuel, biodiesel, biogasoline and bioplastics.  Algae biomass can be made into many different co-products such as nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and organic fertilizer. 


Algae production start-ups are quickly gaining momentum as they are quickly moving technologies out of the lab and into commercial-scale algae production.  Many new algae production plants are scaling-up to produce algae oil and biomass for co-products.  Proven technologies are being benchmarked for commercial use and implemented today in the scale-up of the new algae industry. Enhanced research will surely continue as algaepreneurs move into commercial-scale algae production.


For more information, go to our website, www.nationalalgaeassociation.com, or contact us at info@nationalalgaeassociation.

Fri September 10 2010 09:53:07 PM by Algaepreneur Algae Research  |  algae fuel  |  algae co-products  |  algae biomass  |  commercialization of algae 1458 views
Login to Post a Comment