Why Algae

National Energy Security. As an increasingly thirsty world drives demand for declining supplies of liquid transportation fuels, countries without secure access to oil will be at a disadvantage – economically, politically and militarily. And since the United States imports more than 60 percent of our liquid fuels, it is crucial to our national energy security that we develop long-term, domestic sources of transportation fuels.


Algae veteran Dr. Stephen Mayfield explains “Why algae?”

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