Topics in International Technology Management | Alternative (Jet) Fuel from Micro-organisms
Dr. Richard Dasher (Stanford)
Euglena Co., Ltd. is a dynamic breakaway founded in a University of Tokyo Faculty of Agriculture laboratory. In December 2005, Euglena became the first in the world to successfully mass culture its namesake organism, euglena, outdoors and make it available for commercial use. By using microalgae such as euglena, the company is developing and manufacturing factional food and cosmetics, and creating biofuels designed to reduce CO2 emissions. Euglena contains 59 types of food nutrients, including vitamins, amino acids, and omega-3 fatty acids like DHA. Because euglena grows using natural processes like photosynthesis, it is garnering global attention as a greener raw material for the next generation of bio fuels.