Algal Biofuel Production

Passamaquoddy’s experience with generating heating oil for the tribe from chlorella algae. The Passamaquoddy Tribe at Pleasant Point Maine’s energy mission statement is to be 100% self-sufficient in energy, and they are working towards that goal by developing algae biofuel, tidal energy, and wind energy. Steve Crawford, Environmental Director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe described his pilot project production of 500 gallons of heating oil from cultured algae.

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The Obama administration, under the direction of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, is investing up to $78 million of economic stimulus money in biomass technologies, including algae. Biofuels are considered critical to a future of clean and sustainable energy sources. More information can be found in this story from the Environment News Service.

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