Department of Energy Releases National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap

June 28, 2010

Despite algae's potential, many technical and economic challenges must be overcome for algal biofuels to be commercialized.

To identify these hurdles and guide research and development activities, DOE convened the National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap Workshop, bringing together more than 200 experts and stakeholders from across the country.

The Department synthesized workshop results and released a draft report for public comment in June 2009.

The final National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap released today reflects the substantive comments received and is intended to guide future work and investments in algal biofuels. Under the Recovery Act, the Department awarded funding earlier this year to an algal research consortium to tackle a broad range of barriers identified in the roadmap report. 

View the National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap (PDF 7.45 MB) in its entirety.  Download Adobe Reader.