MINNEAPOLIS, MN -- (Marketwire) -- 04/23/12 -- Responding to a growing need for timely information about algae technology and products, the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today launched a new blog for those keeping track of the industry's progress toward meeting challenges in food production, national energy security and economic development. The blog can be viewed at www.algalbiomass.org/blog.
The new information resource was established to communicate ABO's knowledge about the fast-paced algae industry developments that include technological advances, new products and investments in commercial production facilities. Demand for information about the algae industry has also grown with national discussions about the need for new fuel sources and high gas prices.
To help meet that demand the ABO Blog will feature regularly updated coverage the impact algae will have on several different markets. Readers will find articles explaining how algae will be a renewable source of domestic fuels such as gasoline, jet fuel, and bio-diesel. The ABO Blog will also provide stories of algae's potential as a source of other products that range from animal feed to plastics to specialty chemicals.
To provide context for many of these developments, the blog will offer perspectives from ABO's executive director and staff, board members, and industry representatives.
'The ABO blog is going to make it much easier to stay on top of the rapid developments we hear from our member companies every day, and will go a long way in showing the personality of an industry working hard to provide a new source of domestic fuels and a host of other products,' said Mary Rosenthal, ABO's executive director. 'It will also be a venue for education, facts, and setting the record straight about algae.'
In addition to the blog, ABO has also recently announced the launch of Allaboutalgae.com, the first website designed to showcase algae's potential for everyone -- from those just learning about algae to seasoned algae enthusiasts, media and entrepreneurs looking for information on the industry's progress toward meeting challenges in energy security, food production and sustainability.
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: www.algalbiomass.org.