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Have you seen the Exxon Mobil commercial where the scientist talks about
researching algae for bio-fuels for thirty five years? Haven't come up with
anything of real value yet.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 1:01 PM, Scott Edmundson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Howdy BESTers,
>
> Here is an interesting article that describes the life of an algal
> bioprospector, or as we like to call ourselves phycoprospectors.
>
>
> http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-algae-holds-best-energy-potential-012011.aspx
>
> We at the BEST lab have prospected the North Florida region for
> promising algae and have found several species that show promising
> characteristics of fast growth and oil production.  In addition, many
> species were found growing in eutrophied habitats (i.e. sewage
> treatment plants, creeks impacted by farm runoff, landfill leachate,
> etc.)  These algae have a two-fold role as bio-remediators and
> bio-based product producers.
>
> Looks like the National Renewable Energy Lab and UF's BioEnergy and
> Sustainable Technologies Lab are on the same page.
>
> -Cheers,
> Scott J. Edmundson
>