Help ABO fight cuts to algae R&D funding

[USA] The Trump Administration has proposed a new budget that would make unprecedented cuts to long-standing funds for algae-related research at universities, national labs and commercialization partnerships. The proposals include:
  • A 75% cut for bioenergy technologies at the Department of Energy
  • Algae R&D funding cut from $30 million to $5 million
  • Carbon capture and reuse research cut by $7 million
  • Discontinued support of any bioenergy pilot- or demonstration-scale projects
  • Elimination of the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

These are just a few of the cuts that would reverse US technology leadership, force layoffs, reduce post-doc funding and possibly end the nation-wide effort to transform algae cultivation into a sustainable engine for economic growth, nutrition, energy, medicine and more.

ABO is already beginning to fight for the reversal of these cuts. If you have benefited from federal support, please reach out to us with your story by taking this short survey.

Let us know the type and size of support, which agency you worked with, and the results. We will make sure Congress hears these stories as they decide if the US will remain a technology leader, or if we will take a step back when it comes to harnessing the potential of algae.

 

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