SOURCE: Algal Biomass Organization

Algal Biomass Organization

July 18, 2012 15:46 ET

Algal Biomass Organization Hails Use of Algae Fuel in Great Green Fleet Demonstration

Navy's Continued Testing and Use of Algae Fuel Key to Accelerating Commercialization Efforts Across the Country

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Today Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, released the following statement in support of the Navy's Great Green Fleet demonstration and the biofuels derived from algae that are being tested in U.S. ships and aircraft.

"The Algal Biomass Organization congratulates the U.S. Navy on its use of domestically-produced fuels made from algae as part of its continued testing program for biofuels. Today's successful demonstration of the 'Great Green Fleet' at the Rim of the Pacific Exercise is the latest in a series of tests by the Navy and other major players that show that algae-based fuels can perform the same, or better, than petroleum fuels.

"The fuels made from algae are made in the U.S.A, are 100-percent compatible with existing infrastructure, and in the near future will be price-competitive with petroleum. By developing domestic alternatives to petroleum, the U.S. algae industry is helping reducing our reliance on imported oil, creating manufacturing jobs in rural communities, and strengthening our national security."

About the Algal Biomass Organization
The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) is a 501 c(6) non-profit whose mission is to promote the development of viable commercial markets for renewable and sustainable commodities derived from algae. Its membership is comprised of people, companies and organizations across the value chain. More information about ABO, including its leadership, membership, costs, benefits and members and their affiliations, is available at the website:

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