ABO launches new 'all about algae' website to educate, inspire

By The Algal Biomass Organization | February 07, 2012

The Algal Biomass Organization launched AllAboutAlgae.com, a new website designed to showcase the potential of algae-based products to provide sustainable and scalable sources of food, energy and fuel. The website, developed in concert with the National Biodiesel Board, provides information, videos and photos all about algae-derived products such as biodiesel, aviation fuel, biochemicals, animal feed and nutritional supplements.

AllAboutAlgae.com is the first site designed to showcase algae's potential for everyone—from those just learning about algae to seasoned algae enthusiasts and entrepreneurs looking for the latest information on the industry's progress toward meeting challenges in energy security, food production and sustainability.

"With global population expected to reach 9 billion in the next decades, we must find additional sustainable sources of food, energy and fuel," said Mary Rosenthal, executive director of the Algal Biomass Organization. "Products made from algae have incredible potential to meet these needs, and this website is designed to inform and excite people about algae. AllAboutAlgae.com is a one-stop shop of comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about this exciting industry."

The site is organized in a way that allows users to navigate between basic and more complex aspects of algae. It answers questions about what algae are and their unique characteristics as a feedstock for fuels, food, feed and more. It includes reviews of the history of algae research, state-of-the-art technology and the latest efforts of the industry to begin large-scale production. Users can review photos of operations, video interviews with industry and academic experts, an FAQ to quickly find information, a quiz that tests their algae knowledge, and more.

"This is a much-needed resource when you consider how quickly this industry is moving. Algae is slated to be a source of many products, including biodiesel, and we are excited that there is now a place for people to learn about its potential," said Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board.

AllAboutAlgae.com was funded, in part, by the U.S. DOE.