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Sean O'Hanlon
Works at Bioneer: Internationally recognized speaker and consultant on Biomass to Biogas, Bioenergy, and Biofuels.
Lives in Miami, FL
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Ah... The wonders of nature.
MIT finding could one day lead to new approaches for manufacturing biofuels.
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The shape of things to come.
Two new research reports project fast growth for nanogrid and microgrid technologies over the next three to 10 years, as commercial interest peaks and communities seek distributed, alternate power sources to run smart transportation systems or keep buildings running independently off the grid. The first forecast, from GTM Research, suggests that [...]
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Roquette opens 4-5000 ton/yr #Algae processing facility in France
French supplier Roquette has advanced its commitment to the chlorella and algae extract market by inaugurating a 4-5000 tonne a year chlorella facility at its HQ near Lille in northern France, as chlorella continues to move from the shadow of spirulina.
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#Algae Absorbs Harmful Ammonium, Produces Useful Biogas
Scientists confirm the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophila microalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in agri-food waste.
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#Algae Are the Future of Better Feed for All Livestock
The Feed Design Lab, which recently opened its doors in Wanssum, the Netherlands will be the hot spot to find out how new ingredients for animal diets can be processed better.
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Researchers Say #Algae #Biofuels Can Help Meet World Energy Demand.  #Cleantech
(Phys.org) —Microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world's energy demands, say Utah State University researchers. It's a potential game-changer.
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Is #Algae -based Feed the Future of Sustainable Aquaculture?
Aquaculture is getting much greener, with American innovators leading the way.
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Could #Algae Find A Whole New Kind of Oil for Texas?
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An ex-shrimp farm along South Texas' Grand Strand of Aquaculture and a high-tech algae technology make unlikely partners. Tracking the first commercial locations and products of the nascent algae industry sometimes feels like the board game known as CLUE. In the board game, players were supposed ...
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A New Battery Made from #Algae Could Power A Tesla With 200X the Charge
In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this..
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Genome Analysis Reveals How #Algae Evolved Into Land Plants
By analysing the genome of a terrestrial alga, a research group including researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kazusa DNA Research Institute and RIKEN reveal the presence of genes that enable plants to cope with the extremes of life on land, such as drought, and exposure to high-intensity light ...
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Geothermal Energy Is Picking Up Steam Around the World
Geothermal is a low-carbon, plentiful source of energy. More than 100 years after the first geothermal plant came online the industry is now approaching double-digit growth internationally.
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Occupation
I turn the problems of Carbon Capture (CO2) and Wastewater Treatment into prosperity with advanced Algae technologies.
Skills
Agriculture, Aquaculture, Bioremediation, Environmental Engineering, Food Safety, Water Quality
Employment
  • Bioneer: Internationally recognized speaker and consultant on Biomass to Biogas, Bioenergy, and Biofuels.
    Thought Leader, 2008 - present
    Sean O'Hanlon has been called a "Bioneer" and described as "One of the most influential voices in BioEnergy". He first became interested in agricultural, environmental, health, economic, and energy issues while traveling internationally during the late 1990's and began investigating the potential benefits of alternative fuels. Over the years Mr. O'Hanlon has earned the respect of colleagues in every facet of Energy, Agriculture, Algae, Cleantech, and Biotech from Seattle to São Paulo & Masdar to Montreal; briefed U.S. Congressmen, Senators, Governors, as well as Agriculture and Energy Officials in foreign countries; co-created and developed the Certified Biofuels Educator (CBE) program, served on the Center for Hemispheric Policy Energy Security task force; chaired round table discussions and entire international conferences. He receives between 15-25 invitations per week to speak at a variety of business, educational, and governmental venues. He regularly gives interviews to the media and has been quoted in the American City Business Journals, Des Moines Register, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, New York Times, NPR News, San Francisco Chronicle, Science Magazine, the scientific journal Nature, and by Repower America. He is currently consulting on integrating Algae technologies into Agriculture (CAFO's), Anaerobic Digestion systems, Aquaculture, Breweries, Distilleries, Ethanol plants & Sugar mills, Landfills, Paper & Pulp mills, and Wastewater Treatment plants.
  • DARPA
    Biological Systems Engineer, 2012 - 2014
    Recruited by TED Fellow Dr. Rachel Armstrong, The mission is to realize interstellar flight before the year 2100. We will accomplish this objective by researching and developing the science and the technologies that will make interstellar flight a reality, igniting the public’s interest, and engaging with all those prepared to invest in interstellar exploration. I am responsible for designing and integrating an Aquaculture (Algae-based) system that will be used for capturing and recycling the CO2 & Wastewater from the crew. That Algae will be used for producing oxygen, clean water, fertilizer for edible plants, and ultimately food aboard the ship.
  • Cleantech Open
    Director, 2013 - 2014
    The mission of Cleantech Open Miami is to find, fund, and foster entrepreneurs from all across Florida, the Caribbean, and Latin America with big ideas that address today’s most urgent Energy, Economic, and Environmental challenges. (Including Agriculture, Water, and Waste) Since its founding in 2006, CTO has established itself as the leading force for accelerating clean technology entrepreneurs. Of the nearly 600 companies we have worked with, 80% remain viable today and they have gone on to raise external capital exceeding $660 million. By developing a network of more than 1,500 professional volunteers who are willing to lend time and expertise to entrepreneurs who may otherwise not be able to get their ideas off the ground, we are facilitating the growth of the Cleantech Industry and all the positive impact that will come from such technologies. We recruit and match leaders to mentor cleantech startups with growth opportunities in: • Renewable Energies • Energy Storage & Distribution • Energy Efficiency • Renewable Chemicals & Biobased Materials • Information Technologies • Green Building • Transportation • Agriculture, Water & Waste With seven active regions across the US these connections are truly global. A startup based in Miami can receive mentoring from an expert in Houston, license its technology to a strategic partner in California, and receive venture capital from New York. The Cleantech Open provides a platform for that kind of interaction and visibility. My team and I have taken Cleantech Open from having zero presence in Florida to statewide recognition in less than 6 months.
  • The American Biofuels Council
    President and CEO, 2007 - 2013
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Leading Algae Bioneer Working at the Nexus of Energy, Food, and Water
Introduction
Sean O'Hanlon has been called a "Bioneer" and described as "One of the most influential voices in BioEnergy". He first became interested in agricultural, environmental, health, economic, and energy issues while traveling internationally during the late 1990's and began investigating the potential benefits of alternative fuels. It didn't take long for him to zero in on Algae as the best source.

Over the years Mr. O'Hanlon has earned the respect of colleagues in every facet of Energy, Agriculture, Algae, Biotech, and Cleantech from San Francisco to São Paulo & Masdar to Montreal; briefed U.S. Congressmen, Senators, Governors, as well as Agriculture and Energy Officials in foreign countries; co-created and developed the Certified Biofuels Educator (CBE) program, served on the Center for Hemispheric Policy's Energy Security Task Force; chaired round table discussions and entire international conferences. He receives between 15-25 invitations per week to speak at a variety of business, educational, and governmental venues about Algae technologies and applications.

He regularly gives interviews to the media and has been quoted in the American City Business Journals, Des Moines Register, Forbes, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, New York Times, NPR News, San Francisco Chronicle, Science Magazine, and even the scientific journal Nature.

He is currently consulting on integrating advanced Algae technologies into Agriculture (CAFO's and Dairy Farms), Anaerobic Digestion systems, Aquaculture, Breweries, Distilleries, Ethanol plants & Sugar mills, Hydroponic systems, Landfills, Paper & Pulp mills, and Wastewater Treatment plants. The resulting Algae biomass can be fractionalized into Oils, Proteins, and Carbohydrates which contain high value bioactive compounds useful for functional foods and animal feeds.
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"One of the most influential people in Algae and BioEnergy"
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Miami, FL
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Atlanta, GA - Frankfurt, Germany - Denver, CO - New York, New York
This is the correct address/location for the SSA of Dade and Broward counties. It's a brand new building so you shouldn't miss it.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I went to Seacamp in 1976 and I still think about all that I learned back then. The whole experience was so wonderful that it gave me a love of Marine Biology and ultimately set me on the path to my career in Phycology (The study of #Algae). It would be really great if they held some sort of reunion once a year so we could all share our stories and encourage others.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I don't know what these other reviewers are talking about. I toured this place over 2 years ago while I was staying at Gran Melia. It was under construction then although it looked as though work had been halted. It still looks very much the same way. Nothing is completed.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place exceeded my every expectation. Everything was immaculate. The staff was really courteous and helpful. Even the bed was comfortable! We will definitely be returning and telling everyone about our experience.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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When I go to a place like this I expect a Greek experience--food and music. What we got was club music played so loud it was difficult to talk (and we were sitting outside) and mediocre food that was barely mediterranean. What I will give them credit for was the service. The staff was very attentive. Would I recommend this place? That depends on what you are wanting. If you want a place to celebrate a special occasion in a really fun way then this is the place for you; Just don't go there expecting a great foodie experience.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place is definitely worth the 45 minute wait. Really good food. Excellent service. Relaxing atmosphere.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is the best Cuban bakery in all of Miami. Everything is fresh and delicious.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago