LAKE CHARLES, La., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Russell L. Chapman, former President of the Phycological Society of America (the leading organization promoting the research and teaching of algal related science in the US) has joined Aquatic Energy LLC as the Chairman of its Science Advisory Board including university outreach, grants and phycology talent development. "Dr. Chapman has been one of the preeminent scholars in the field of phycology for more than 40 years. His depth of knowledge and breadth of experience are unparalleled," stated Aquatic Energy's CEO, David Johnston. "Dr. Chapman's work as the founding Dean of LSU's School of the Coast and Environment makes him an excellent fit to assist Aquatic Energy in the formation of a pipeline of algal technology-trained graduates from the state's university system. We look forward to him supporting our continued efforts to develop a new renewable energy industry in Louisiana."
Aquatic Energy is a renewable bio-technology company using proprietary algae strains as feed stock for the production of low-cost sustainable fuel and food. The company has had a long and productive relationship with Dr. Chapman as an early-stage advisor. Now with an office at LSU and the Aquatic Energy headquarters, he will be taking on more direct involvement in the day-to-day activities of the company. "I am delighted and excited to be entering a more formal and active role with Aquatic Energy, and to be directly involved in the promising – and critically needed – areas of renewable fuels in general and algal biofuels in particular," says Dr. Chapman.
DR. CHAPMAN most recently served as the Executive Director of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CMBC), at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC
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