This, the final report from EPOBIO, addresses emerging opportunities presented by phototrophic organisms of the aquatic environment. It can be downloaded from the website (click on the link below) and hard copies from October 2007. For ease, we summarise the introduction and the conclusions of the report in the following paragraphs.
The purpose of EPOBIO, a Science to Support Policy Consortium funded by the European Commission, is to realise the economic potential of sustainable resources – non-food bioproducts from agricultural and forestry feedstocks. To date, our desk studies have produced eight reports addressing a range of bioproducts and feedstocks and assessing their potential for developing biorenewables with high value and utility to society. The assessment has involved a holistic analysis of the science-based projects within a wider context of environmental impact, socio economics, regulatory frameworks and attitudes of public and policy makers. This EPOBIO process has allowed costs and benefits of each application, product and process to be defined, thereby providing a robust evidence base for strategic decisions, policies and funding.
… Full text: www.epobio.net/news/news070917.htm
Keywords: algae, micro-algae, industrial feedstocks, biofuels, seaweeds, seaweed, waste, contamination