Algae’s promise rebounds after setbacks

U-T San Diego – October 6, 2014

Algae are everywhere — in the oceans, freshwater lakes, soil and even air. And if businesses working with algae have their way, these versatile, plant-like creatures will become a key part of almost every consumer product. Companies and biotech researchers discussed that vision, and how to get there, at the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit, held last week in San Diego. The city, regarded as a global leader in algae biotechnology, hosted the conference for the first time since 2008.

Among the diverse collection of algae, the most recognizable is kelp, which has been harvested for centuries and burned to produce soda ash.

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