Last time, we told you about how researchers are working on ways of making algae into a viable feedstock for Midwest biodiesel production. In this edition of the Domestic Fuel Cast, we continue the conversation on algae and it’s potential as a fuel… and the chemical by-products and processes it can bring to the table.
During the recent 2009 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) hosted a webinar so that reporters and those who could not attend in person could still participate in a discussion on the feasibility of algae to fuel our vehicles, feed our bodies and even free our air of carbon emissions.
Folks like Steve Gluck, a scientist with Dow Chemical Company; Tom Burn of XL Renewables; CEO of Culturing Solutions Dean Tsoupeis ; and Chief Operating Officer of Algenol Biofuels Ed Legere; discussed different methods of algae production and the future for it in the fuel and chemical fields.
You can hear part of the conversation in this week’s Domestic Fuel Cast here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/domesticfuel/DFCast-7-24-09.mp3]
The entire hour and a half webinar is also posted online here.