Bioenergy

Hawaii Research Shows Algae Promising as Biofuel

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The current three-day conference in Waikiki, Hawaii, is addressing alternative technologies of bioenergy including but not limited to ethanol. Other emerging technologies using biodegradable sources may supplement the usual agricultural sources for fuel. With a new law to become effective in Hawaii in April that calls for greater use of non-petroleum products, producing its own biofuel is necessary to avoid reliance on imports. To that end, recent research under way in Hawaii has revealed oil to be present in algae varieties, which is abundant offshore.