Desert Biofuels

Desert Biofuels Initiative, Inc. is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit social venture aimed at advancing the development of a robust sustainable biofuels infrastructure in the Sonoran Desert region, throughout the U.S., and around the globe.

Let Desert Sweet Biofuels explain, they’ve switched from raising shrimp in the desert to producing algae for biofuel.

It is indeed remarkable that years of work and experimentation in the art of growing shrimp in the Arizona desert gives us a tremendous head start in the commercial production of algae. An old saying in the shrimp business is that “shrimp farmers don’t raise shrimp, they raise algae”.

The low humidity, high temperature Arizona desert is ideal for raising algae. The high elevation means more sun intensity too.