Flagship’s David Berry quoted in eBioNews in an article titled, “A New Bloom for Algae.”

Flagship’s David Berry quoted in eBioNews in an article titled, “A New Bloom for Algae.”

July 8, 2010

David Berry was recently interviewed for an article in eBioNews outlining efforts over the last several years to utilize algae as a source for biofuels.

A New Bloom for Algae

Thursday, 08 July 2010 07:49

A DOE roadmap marks a return to research on a source of fuel that was once thought too costly.

This week the U.S. Department of Energy released a new roadmap for the development of algal biofuels. DOE researchers had dismissed this type of biofuel as too costly to be commercially successful in the mid-1990s following a nearly two-decade-long research project.

The new roadmap was accompanied by the announcement of $24 million in new DOE funding for algal biofuels research. That money is in addition to $140 million in algae funding from last year's Recovery Act.

"Biotechnology has come a long way" since the earlier project, says Valerie Sarisky-Reed of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, one of the lead authors of the roadmap....

Read the complete article on the eBioNews website...