Weatherford Democrat


January 25, 2010

Entrepreneur seeks algae-to-fuel conversion key


Pease thinks Photon8's presence in Brownsville points to the fact that the region is a natural incubator for the development of sustainable energy technology — thanks to the abundance of sun, wind, land and seawater.

"I think we're going to see some real changes toward that direction and really see some economic growth around that area," she says. "It's very exciting."

Bartilson said as much during his remarks earlier this month, when he accepted the ETF award during a ceremony at UTPA: "That's basically what I said in my speech with the governor: I look forward to the day when South Texas, and Texas of course as a whole, is known as the leader in algae-based biofuels," he says.

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