March 18, 2008

National algae group forms

The newly formed National Algae Association, based in The Woodlands, Texas, is providing a forum for researchers, producers and investors to advance the discussion and production of algae as a renewable energy source. Biodiesel producers are looking for other feedstock options due to the high cost of corn, soybean and vegetable oil feedstocks, said association founder Barry Cohen of Biofuel Capital Partners. Algae can grow in ponds or tubes, and is considered a low-cost, high-yield feedstock. An inaugural networking forum will be held in Texas on April 10. For more information, visit:

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