Why is algae fuel in decline?
Why are many prominent companies like Shell and ExxonMobil seemingly abandoning their investments in algae fuel, despite its many benefits and availability
Christian recently received his PhD in Plant Biotechnology from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the development of industrial-scale algae biotechnology, for applications such as biofuels, nutritional supplements and animal feeds.
During his PhD, he explored whether algal-bacterial consortia could enhance the productivity and stability of algal cultures, so that growing algae at very large scales might be improved. Currently, he works in the Cambridge Algal Innovation Centre, working with biotechnology companies to explore how we can better exploit algae for more sustainable food, feed and fuels.