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.
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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)
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