Presentation on theme: "Algae Biofuel, Part 2: The Dynamics of Growth & Production Samuel Coe Energy Law Fall 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Algae Biofuel, Part 2: The Dynamics of Growth & Production Samuel Coe email@example.com Energy Law Fall 2010
Overview Algae Cultivation ◦ Open Pond, Photobioreator and Hybrid Systems Finding the Right Algae ◦ Aquatic Species Program Genetic Engineering ◦ Regulatory Complications Patent Protection U.S. Government Algae Policy ◦ International Influence Future Predictions
“The successful growth of algae is more or less an art and a daily tightrope act with the aim of keeping the necessary prerequisites and various unpredictable events involved in algal mass cultivation in a sort of balance” - E. Wolfgang Becker
How does algae grow? Sunlight, Water & Carbon Dioxide
Plant Patents 35 U.S.C.A § 161: “Whoever invents or discovers and asexually reproduces any distinct and new variety of plant, including cultivated sports, mutants, hybrids, and newly found seedlings, other than a tuber propagated plant or a plant found in an uncultivated state, may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.”
The Pros & Cons of Algae Patents Increased Incentive for Invention IP Assets to Attract Further Investment Big Oil Patent Hunting? Litigation Risks
U.S. Algae Policy Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) ◦ Section 228: Algal Biomass (R & D) American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Making Amends for Past Neglect?
International Algae China, Japan, Argentina, New Zealand, India, & more have joined the algae game
Future Predictions Biofuel Vehicles“Green” Buildings More Research & Development Further Private & Government Investment Clearer Regulatory & Statutory Guidelines for Algae Businesses
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