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Algae Biomass Organization Kicks Off Summer of Algae II Campaign

On August 20, 2012, the first of a sequence of events focusing on algae will be started as part of ‘Summer of Algae II,’ a countrywide campaign to demonstrate the assurance of the algae industry in the generation of domestic fuels, food and feed products and jobs.

The US algae industry’s trade association, the Algae Biomass Organization is the sponsor of the Summer of Algae II, which is executed by its member companies through open-house style events, largely occurring in the coming two weeks but also extending to early Fall.

Organizations and companies taking part in the events include Synthetic Genomics; St. Cloud State University; Solix BioSystems; Sapphire Energy; The San Diego Center for Algae Biotechnology at UC San Diego; Phycal; Matrix Genetics; General Atomics; FedEx; Duke Energy; The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels; Cellana; Boeing Commercial Airplanes; BioProcess Algae; Arizona State University; Algenol; and Algaedyne.

Campaign events will help local and national officials to directly understand the ongoing research, technologies, products, and jobs being developed by the algae industry’s research institutions and companies for the improvement of the energy security of the United States. At present, over 200 US companies are involved in the development of algae-based technologies to manufacture domestic, cost-effective, and sustainable products for a myriad of industries, including cosmetics, Omega-3 oils, animal feed, and fuels, to name a few.

Persistent instability in the Middle East and droughts and heat waves in the US Midwest drive the requirement for diversified sources for food and fuel. The Algae Biomass Organization’s Executive Director, Mary Rosenthal commented that policymakers at all levels must be aware about the algae industry’s role in national security, energy independence and economic development.


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G.P. Thomas

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Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


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