16 Jan '12, 10am

OriginOil has a Green Algae Biofuel Alternative to Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs

OriginOil has a Green Algae Biofuel Alternative to Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs

OriginOil’s drop-in algae biofuel project is a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, through the Department’s Idaho National Laboratory. OriginOil’s CEO Riggs Eckelberry envisions a system in which algae growers can process their own algae oil into drop-in crude “right on site,” rather than having to send it elsewhere. That local job creation potential is consistent with President Obama’s biofuel initiative , which is focused on building economic sustainability into chronically underserved rural communities, by creating new jobs in the biofuel industry. This decentralized, community-oriented approach to domestic job creation is a far cry from the alternative presented by the Keystone project, which would contribute virtually nothing to the communities along its path. If there were no other alternatives, legislators like Senator Hoeven could make a better case for...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/01/originoil-green-algae...

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