AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

What is your reality check on the industry—especially any areas you think are misunderstood, or misrepresented? I’ll give two examples. The first deals with the current technical readiness level of algae biofuels, which I think has been …

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

The most direct support for biofuels development can be expected to come from a combination of DOD, DOE, and USDA, of which the recently announced joint initiative on advanced drop-in biofuels is a prime example. I don’t know…

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth Systems Analysis – Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis division…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Keith Cooksey

Although veteran research scientist at Montana State University, Dr. Keith Cooksey, describes himself modestly as a biochemist that works with microorganisms, his algal biofuel-driven discoveries from the ’80s and ’90s are still considered…

A.I.M. Interview: Algenol’s CEO Paul Woods

“The conclusions from the Aquatic Species Program are not correct,” says Algenol CEO Paul Woods, taking issue with the 1980’s assessment that photobioreactors cannot be a cost effective means…

AIM Interview: NREL’s Al Darzins

Dr. Al Darzins joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, www.nrel.gov) in the fall of 2005. As a principal group manager he leads the research of the Applied Sciences Group in the National Bioenergy Center (NBC), a multidisciplinary research…

Algae 101 Part Three: Algae History and Politics

Nearly every human society that lived near an ocean, estuary or lake used algae for food, fodder for their animals, fertilizer for their fields and medicines for cuts, bruises and stomach ailments. Dried algae provided…

AIM Interview: Dr. John Benemann

As pioneers go, in the modern business of algae biofuels and co-products, possibly no one has built a longer record of accomplishment than Dr. John Benemann. Involved in algae biofuels and…