Nutrition Business Journal

Algae’s Green Revolution

With the promise of biofuels fading, the industry refocuses on nutrition

On December 11, 2007, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell made headlines when it announced it was giving a whopping $80 million to a group of Hawaii-based marine scientists to essentially grow pond scum. The resulting joint venture, Cellana, had big hopes of turning fast-growing, environmentally sustainable, and oil-rich microalgae into biofuel. “Algae have great potential as a sustainable feedstock for production of diesel-type fuels,” promised Shell Executive Vice President Graeme S

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