Study finds algae growth, harvesting are root of energy ROI

Read the full story in Biodiesel Magazine.

A study recently published by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin asserts that the crux of algae’s case as an economically feasible oil feedstock and energy source rests not in its processing but in the ability to affordably grow and harvest it. The study, titled “Energy Return on Energy Investment for Algal Biocrude: Results for a Research Production Facility,” was funded by algae process technology developer OpenAlgae LLC and published in the scientific journal BioEnergy Research.

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