On October 28, 2009 Dr. George Philippidis was a guest of reporter Hernan Restrepo on the Colombian National Radio.

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Dr. George Philippidis speaks about algae on Colombian National Radio

On October 28, 2009 Dr. George Philippidis was a guest of reporter Hernan Restrepo on the Colombian National Radio.  George answered questions about algae and algal fuels noting that it is a promising technology because it combines carbon capture and use of brackish water to produce renewable fuels, like diesel, with yields per acre that exceed by 10-fold or more the yields of ethanol from corn and biodiesel from palm oil.  However, technical challenges remain to be overcome before algal fuels become a commercial reality.

To listen to the interview in English/Spanish:

To read the interview in Spanish click on:

http://radionacionaldecolombia.gov.co/programas/contenido/1/Producen_biodiesel_de_las_algas.html

For more information, please contact:

George P. Philippidis, Ph.D.
Energy Director, Applied Research Center (ARC)
Co-Director, Energy Business Forum (EBF)
Florida International University (FIU)
10555 W. Flagler St., EC 2142
Miami, FL 33174

(305) 348-6628 (ph)
(305) 348-1852 (fax)
philippg@fiu.edu

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