October 5, 2022

Sector Portrait: Energy

Algae Contenders

Who's in the Algae Business?

| 1/1/2011


CEO: Nick VandenBrekel

FOUNDED: In 2010 in Orlando

M.O.: Fast-grows algae using a proprietary food mix, then processes it into a pure vegetable oil that can be refined, via another proprietary process, into fuel and omega-3 “fish oil.”


CEO: Victor Garlington

FOUNDED: In 2010 in Sarasota

M.O.: Dries algae into a powder that can be used to fuel jet engines.


CEO: Paul Woods

FOUNDED: In 2006 in Bonita Springs

M.O.: Photo-biorectors generate ethanol from algae, CO2 and seawater.


CEO: G. Thomas Bland Jr.

FOUNDED: In 2000 in Orlando

M.O.: Generates biomass, including algae, as it removes phosphorus, nitrogen and other pollutants from surface waters with a patented biological process.


CEO: John S. Scott

FOUNDED: In 2006 in Melbourne

M.O.: Grows specially bred species of algae in tubes and ponds; converts algae to fuel by drying, fermenting and refining it.

Tags: Environment

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Humane Society of Tampa Bay waives adoption fees
Humane Society of Tampa Bay waives adoption fees

Humane Society of Tampa Bay waives adoption fees for dogs over 30 pounds to help clear shelter.

Video Picks | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Apart from electing a new governor, what is your top voting issue in Florida's 2022 elections?

  • Inflation
  • The economy
  • Abortion
  • Gun policy
  • Immigration
  • Climate change
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701

© Copyright 2022 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.