Algae: From Raceway to Runway/Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Economic Development-a briefing on work being done at the Pecos Algae Research and Development Facility, a pilot scale site on the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Pecos.
(Media-Newswire.com) - Algae: From Raceway to Runway/Opportunities for Renewable Energy and Economic Development-a briefing on work being done at the Pecos Algae Research and Development Facility, a pilot scale site on the Texas AgriLife Research Station at Pecos.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 4
WHERE: The Algae Research and Development Facility is eight miles west of Pecos at 947 West I-20. To reach the station from Pecos, take I-20 West to Exit 33, turn left ( south ) onto Farm-to-Market 869 ( under the overpass ), then turn right ( southwest ) on the access road of I-20 and continue one mile to the station on the left. Park inside the gated compound.
WHY: Texas AgriLife Research, a member of the Texas A&M University System, and General Atomics, are involved in a collaborative alliance to research, develop and commercialize biofuel production from algae. Much of the work is being conducted at the Pecos facility. The purpose of this briefing is to show those with an interest in biofuels and this algae project specifically the actual plant facility where most of the field work is being done.
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
Speakers' topics and the afternoon facility tour include:
–Developing algae species for production in West Texas.
–Efficient separation technologies.
–Engineering systems for large-scale production.
–Farm-scale and community impact cost analysis.
This will be an interagency, private sector and partner briefing not a public field day, though members of the media are encouraged to attend. The briefing should be an excellent opportunity for the media to get interviews, plenty of pictures and b-roll at a facility which is projected to bring a large number of jobs and several million dollars of economic impact to the region in the future.
For more information contact Bob Avant, bioenergy program and corporate relations director for AgriLife Research, BAvant@tamu.edu at 979-845-2908; Dr. Jaroy Moore, AgriLife Research director of research at Lubbock and Pecos, 806-746-6101, email@example.com or Ron Lacewell office of federal relations for Texas A&M AgriLife at 979-777-5231, firstname.lastname@example.org .
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