New algae techno-economic analysis model from NREL

At the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), we have used techno-economic analysis (TEA) to build a model for the production of algal biomass in large open ponds. This model allows us to determine the economies of scale that can reduce cost as the size of cultivation facilities (basically microalgae…

Techno-Economics

Corinne Scown, JBEI’s Director of Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA), discusses the challenges of creating biofuels and how the TEA team addresses such challenges by using technoeconomic and environmental modeling during the early stages of JBEI’s research…

Techno-economic analysis of biofuel from seaweed

In spite of valuable food and medical products produced from seaweeds, their profitability as energy crops has not yet been commercially confirmed. Seaweed cultivation can be very labor intensive, and also can require expensive equipment. The potential profit of the seaweed-based renewable energy…

7th European Algae Industry Summit

The 7th Annual European Algae Industry Summit (formerly known as “European Algae Biomass Conference”) will take place on April 26th & 27th in Nice, France. Leaders from industry and academia will discuss the latest commercial and technical developments, challenges and research breakthroughs… [Read the full story]