From Stefan Leu, scientific administrator of GIAVAP, and the AquaFuels Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratories at Ben Gurion University in Israel, we received the following:
“Being in the Algae field in Israel and partner of several recent and current European and Israeli algae projects, I am extremely disturbed by the level of disinformation provided by Dr. Jose Olivares in his interview on your site, which does in no way reflect the true state of affairs in European nor Israeli algal biofuels and biotechnology research
It is this kind of distortions and misinformation that lead to misconceptions and misunderstandings flooding the algae community.”
Dr. Leu has not yet responded to requests for details on specific examples of disinformation. While we await those, the first newsletter of project GIAVAP is available for free download and review, here.