Algae World 2010 Industry Survey

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In conjunction with 2nd Algae World Europe, CMT has launched the Algae World 2010 Industry Survey on where the industry stands and identify critical gaps in knowledge. This 2010 survey is yet another collaboration with Dr. Mark R. Edwards, PhD. Professor at Arizona State University who published our first Algae World Survey report in 2008.

All algae industry stakeholders are encouraged to participate and share views. Please proceed to participate & reserve a copy of the Algae World 2010 Industry Survey Report that will be published and made available to all survey participants.

The Algae World Industry Survey examines the critical algae industry issues and asks for your insights about priorities and next steps. The survey takes about 12 minutes.

Thank you for your thoughtful participation. Your individual responses are absolutely confidential.
1. What biofuels are most likely to be made from algae? Check all that apply.
2. What feedstock appears to have the most promise in commercializing algae? Select all that apply.
3. What will be the most likely source of algal species for oil production? Check all that apply.
4. What type of growing system do you believe will become most prevalent for producing algal oil?
5. Where will most algal producers grow algae?
6. What are the industry's most critical production challenges? (5 is high)
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Production systems
Algal species selection
Mixing management
Culture stability
Contamination
Weed algae invasion
Predator invasion
Light management
Quality control, monitoring
Harvest, extraction
Component separation
7. What are the industry's most critical input challenges? (5 is high)
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Land source and cost
Water source and cost
Indirect land use
Carbon source and cost
Nutrient source and cost
Life cycle analysis
Total cost
GMO, genetically modified organisms
8. What are the industry's most critical non-techical challenges? (5 is high)
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Access to capital
Trained personnel
Access to production models
Public image
Lack of public knowledge
Communications
Credible producer claims
Intellectual property issues
9. What are the most critical supply chain challenges? (5 is high)
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Design / construction
Growing systems
Nutrient supply
Distribution / logistics
Processing
Component separation
Access to markets
10. If your country focused algal biofuel fuel production , how soon could the algal industry replace imported transportation fuels?
11. Besides biofuel, what will be the main co-products from algal biomass? Check all that apply.
12. What are the most likely social and economic issues algae may address? (5 is high)
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Displace oil imports
Carbon capture
Liquid transporation fuel
Clean polluted water
Carbon neutral foods
Moderate world hunger
Animal and fish feed
Organic fertilizer
Nutrient recovery
Health foods and neutraceuticals
Medicines and pharmaceuticals
13. What are the most important things that need to happen to move the algal industry forward?
14. What information about algae would most benefit you?
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