Research & Initiatives
Florida Crystals is a leading US sugar producer and North America's first fully integrated cane sugar company. The company's renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy from sugarcane bagasse and wood waste.
Culture Fuels is an innovative micro algae technology provider for large-scale outdoor production regardless of algae strain and final product. Its floating cultivation system is readily scalable and combines the operating advantages of indoor photobioreactors with the low cost of outdoor ponds.
ClimeCo is a US-based integrator of renewable energy (including biogas), air quality, and low-carbon solutions. The company provides engineering, financing, operations, regulatory, and carbon market expertise and takes care of the entire project development cycle.
Florida's Charlotte County welcomes the development of sustainable technologies that can diversify the local economy, attract investment, and create new job opportunities. The County already operates a 108-acre facility where landfill gas is captured and used for on-site power generation, whereas leachate water is treated and sequestered.
The Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) brings together the renewable energy activities of Florida's universities and coordinates leading-edge research and development and student education. The Consortium promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research with the energy industry, assists with student education and community outreach, shares research results with a wide audience, and assists in the development of energy policy in Florida.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services recognizes the State's strong potential in renewable energy and supports research and development in a variety of areas, including algae and biomass development as sources of sustainable biofuels and byproducts.