In a recent post, I highlighted the work of Dr. Richard Sayre, director of the Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis. The Institute was created by a $25 million gift from Enterprise’s owners, the Taylor family, as part of our company’s commitment to new mobility solutions in general, and alternative fuels in particular.
Dr. Sayre and his team have been engaged there in some brilliant, ground-breaking work on creating biofuels from algae. This month, their work has been profiled in the prestigious international magazine, Science, alongside several other rising stars in the field of algae-based biofuels.
According to the article, new developments in the field of synthetic biology have put new interest and energy behind algae as a viable alternative fuel source. Thanks to the work of Dr. Sayre and others, you could be filling your tank with algae-based fuel sooner than you might think.
See what you think, but my take-away is that algae may truly be a renewable fuel source whose time has come.