Algae derived biofuel in the works for Serbia thanks to NATO funding

August 20, 2017 |

In Serbia, scientists are using a three year research project supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program to commercially produce algae-derived biofuel as a way to improve their energy security.

They are working with Belgrade’s Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Manchester University in the United Kingdom and Baylor University in the United States. Ivan Spasojevic, the project leader, told NATO “I expect that our results will encourage the development of green technologies in the energy sector. Successful completion of this project will, I believe, make it possible for fuel prices to drop by 1/5 in the next five years.”

NATO countries have invested over 15 million Euros in trust funds in addition to the SPS program to help Serbia with defense projects like safely destroy obsolete weapons, landmines and ammunition as well as military personnel retraining for civilian employment, and projects to help women in peace and security.

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