PNNL seeking the perfect algae for renewable energy

Discovering which algae species is best suited to make biofuel is no small task. Researchers have tried to evaluate algae in test tubes, but often find lab results don’t always mirror what happens when grown in outdoor ponds. A new, approximately $6-million collaborative project is using a unique climate-simulating laboratory system…

PNNL study shows 25 billion gallon algae fuel potential in U.S.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), in Richland, WA has just released a new analysis that shows land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion…

PNNL Studies Algae Petroleum Replacement

High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels. But growing algae—or any other biofuel source—can…