Oilgae is the global information support resource for the algae fuels industry.
Started in 2007, Oilgae has today grown into one of the most well-known brands in the biofuels industry. The extent to which Oilgae and the site www.oilgae.com have influenced the algae fuels industry can be gauged by the fact that oil from algae is today generically known as Oilgae!
Today, Oilgae has grown into a large web resource, has a strong team of brilliant and passionate people, and is assisting hundreds of individuals and companies around the world in their efforts to produce fuels from algae.
Research and investments in algae fuels are accelerating at a fast pace.
Deriving fuels from algae present significant challenges. Chief among them is the high cost of cultivating and harvesting algae. Currently, algae-based fuels cost almost an order of magnitude higher than that of biofuels from first generation and second generation biofuel feedstocks.
The other advantages that algae present from a biofuel perspective are so critical that significant investments are taking place in spite of the current high costs.
Oilgae was started in 2006 and has evolved into a catalyst for the entire algae fuels industry. Today, the Oilgae site and the research team provide considerable support for the academic, research and the industry community worldwide. Our team regularly presents at seminars and conferences worldwide. The reports by the team have benefitted hundreds of companies and researchers worldwide.
Starting in a small way, we are proud that the Oilgae team has through its dedicated focus and passion has become a significant contributor to this important field.
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The Oilgae team comprises:
- Scientific researchers - Biotechnologists, microbiologists and bio-informatics professionals.
- Renewable energy industry researchers -Who have a background in analysing industry trends, technical and economic feasibilities of disruptive ideas, and Engineers.
Reports and intelligence published by Oilgae are read by the who's-who in the biofuels industry. Our expertise is sought by the largest companies in the world. And our site, forum and blog are visited by thousands of visitors everyday.
Our strength lies in our objectivity. The Oilgae team members fully appreciate the magnitude of challenges faced by the algae fuels industry; at the same time, we are excited by the enormous potential offered by algae as a biofuel feedstock. Big opportunities do present big challenges, don't they?