Bio Briefs

Posted By

Flinn Foundation

Research-icon-large

ASU professor sees algae's promise as both fuel, food

Tags: arizona state university, bioagriculture, biofuels

[Source: The Arizona Republic] - Where others see unsolvable problems with world hunger, energy dependence and global warming, Mark Edwards sees solutions in a single-celled plant: algae.

As it happens, about 800 other scientist/visionaries and industry representatives from around the globe will be in Phoenix Tuesday through Thursday at an Algal Biomass Organization summit to share knowledge of how algae can fuel vehicles and airplanes and feed the hungry.

For Edwards, an Arizona State University agribusiness professor, it's a sign that researchers, businesses and government agencies are realizing the immense promise of algae, "the plant from which all other plants evolved."

For more information: ASU professor sees algae's promise as both fuel, food