Oceans are the largest untapped growth opportunity for biomass and that macroalgae is the quintessential ocean crop, according to ARPA-E. But, it says that with the current state of technology, it will never scale to meet energy and CO2 capture demands. So what to do?
That’s where the MARINER program comes in. Marc von Keitz, Ph.D., Program Director of ARPA-E, gave this revealing overview of the MARINER program – MacroAlgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources, how 18 MARINER teams are tackling different aspects of scaling, and more at ABLC 2019 in Washington, D.C.