Lab Gets $15 Million For Algae Research

As energy costs continue to rise, Touchstone Research Laboratory may have the answer to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil: algae.

Now, Triadelphia-based Touchstone will participate in a $15 million U.S. Department of Energy program for Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production.

The goal of the program is to have test beds across the country growing algae in different environments to understand how various new technologies perform in different environments. The department’s companies and research institutes will now have access to facilities and data from long-term algal cultivation trials for use in establishing a realistic and coherent state of technology for algal biofuels.

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