Arizona Would Be Perfect Place to Farm Algae for Biofuel, Experts Say
by Tara Alatorre (Cronkite News) …Bruce Rittman, director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology at the Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, said in a telephone interview that he thinks the technology needed to mass-produce algae probably is more like five years way. But the infrastructure required probably means the U.S. is 15-20 years away from algae being a major fuel source.
The center is focused on algae-based biofuel production, farming in tubes on the roof of two buildings on ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses.
When the nation is ready for algae as biofuel, Rittman said, Arizona is positioned well to reap the benefits. READ MORE