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Between the Hype and the Muck

After algae was hyped as pond-scum wonder-fuel a few years ago, companies dedicated to turning algae into biofuels are readjusting their expectations and business plans. In Fort Collins, Solix BioSystems is starting to sell equipment and target markets to turn algae into nutritional supplements, animal feed and bioplastics, instead of just focusing on manufacturing biofuels.

My article, “Algae industry embraces lower expectations,” in the April 21 issue of the Northern Colorado Business Report, covers Solix’s latest moves and explores the future of algae and biofuels production.