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Economics of open ocean seaweed farming for bio-fuel production

This is a set of projects funded by the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) under its Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) Program to develop technology for and determine the economic feasibility of large-scale open ocean seaweed farming to generate feedstocks for bio-fuel production from kelp (New England, Alaska) and from tropical seaweeds (Puerto Rico).

Funding Agencies

The US Department of Energy is funding this research through its ARPA-E MARINER Program.


Among others:

Loretta Roberson (Marine Biological Laboratory)

Michael Stekoll (University of Alaska)

Scott Lindell (WHOI)

Cliff Goudey (C.A. Goudey and Associates)

Charles Yarish (University of Connecticut).