Airlines get in on the Algae fuel action
Three airlines are partnering up with the Algal Biomass Organization to help develop algae based fuels.
In related news, the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) said Thursday that three airlines have joined the industry group.
The airlines–Air New Zealand, Continental, and Virgin Atlantic Airways–join biofuel technology developer UOP and existing member Boeing, which co-chairs the ABO.
There are a growing number of algae-to-energy ventures and projects. The advantage that algae has over other feedstocks is that farms won’t compete for existing crop land and yields can be higher.