Live webcast on groundbreaking results of Algal Biofuels Consortium, June 11
- Nancy Ambrosiano
- Communications Office
- (505) 667-0471
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., June 10, 2014—The Energy Department will present a live webcast titled “Algal Biofuels Consortium Releases Groundbreaking Research Results” on Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
During this webinar, Los Alamos National Laboratory's Jose A. Olivares, leader of the laboratory’s Bioscience Division, will present an overview of the technologies and processes developed by the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) consortium that are needed to widely produce algae-based liquid transportation fuels.
Olivares will also explain the implications these advancements have for the future of the algal biofuels industry.
Jose Olivares serves division leader for the Bioscience Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Major focus areas for the 150 staff within the Division include a long-standing effort in biosecurity, biosurveillance, and public health security. New areas of growth include bioenergy and biome science. He is the current Executive Director of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, a consortium of over 30 institutions recently awarded a $49M program by DOE-EERE along with $16M of cost share from industry and academia.
Olivares is an adjunct member of The Danforth Plant Science Center, preeminent non-profit institution dedicated to plant research for food and energy, in St. Louis. He is also a partner of the consulting firm Biologic Energy Partners, LLC, and co-Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Algal Research (Elsevier Publishers). He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Wilkes College, and his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University. His research focus has been in applications to national security, biosecurity and bioenergy.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security, is operated by Los Alamos National Security, LLC, a team composed of Bechtel National, the University of California, BWXT Government Group, and URS, an AECOM company, for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.
Los Alamos enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.