Cuello on National Academies' Committee on Sustainability of Algae Biofuels

CALS Professor Joel Cuello from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering is one of 15 experts, selected from universities, federal laboratories and companies from across the U.S., who have been appointed to the U.S. National Academies' Committee on Sustainability of Algae Biofuels.

Commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, the committee is charged with identifying potential sustainability concerns as well as unintended consequences of a range of technology approaches used for algal biofuels production. The committee is also tasked with exploring ways to address those challenges and design metrics to assess the environmental performance and social acceptance associated with algae biofuels sustainability. The committee will reveal its findings and recommendations in an official report expected to be published in 2012.

Four organizations make up the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council. Known collectively as the National Academies, the  organization produces groundbreaking reports that have helped shape sound policies, inform public opinion, and advance the pursuit of science, engineering, and medicine.


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Joel Cuello
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May 5 2011