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Solving the Food vs. Fuel Issue

WRA Biofuels 2011 Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 12-13, 2011 – October 13, 2011: Speaking in plenary session, OriginOil CEO Riggs Eckelberry identified serious dislocations caused by single-crop fuel policies and pointed to algae as a way to make crops and waste more sustainable. Eckelberry concluded that “In this zero-sum game, there can be only one winner. Food will always win, since biofuels can be replaced by fossil fuels.” He continued, “instead of waiting for algae to take over from existing biofuels, we should use it now to diversify feedstocks and increase their fuel value. Biofuels from algae can have a relatively high fuel efficiency ratio.”

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