University of Georgia plans to develop novel approaches to supply nutrients to oil-producing algal systems resulting in cost-effective algae-biofuel production systems. The project will take advantage of the abundance of litter from the poultry industry as a source of low cost nutrients, and develop a nutrient delivery system to grow algae sustainably. Additionally, this project aims to develop process methods for the harvesting of algae from open ponds and subsequent processing to biofuels and other value added products. Contact ; University of Georgia, www.uga.edu.
Previous project details were provided in our Sept. 12, ’08 issue. Additional project details will be provided in subsequent issues. (Source: Press Release, Sept. 10, ’08)
Contact: Jennifer Scoggins, U.S. DOE, (202) 586-4940, www.energy.gov