Study highlights algae-production potential in U.S.

05/21/2013 | United Press International

The U.S. has the resources to grow enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-derived biofuel annually, according to a study by the Department of Energy, which singled out the Gulf Coast and the Southeastern Seaboard as highly suitable areas for commercial algae production. "While there are many details still to be worked out, we don't see water issues as a deal breaker for the development of an algae biofuels industry in many areas of the country," said Erik Venteris, a researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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