Dr. David Hazlebeck founded Global Algae Innovations in 2013 to develop algae solutions for global dilemmas. The unparalleled economic and environmental benefits of algae will solve the most challenging issues of our time. Global Algae has developed a suite of radical advances in open pond algae growth and down-stream processing for commercially-viable and sustainable production of oil and protein meal. Through these innovations, cost-competitive algal food, feed and biofuel solutions are now within reach. Dr. Hazlebeck received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California San Diego. He completed the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers at the University of California San Diego. He has over 30 years of experience in chemical and biological research and development from laboratory through piloting and commercial operation. Prior to founding Global Algae Innovations, he led the biofuels and algae products program at General Atomics, including a collaboration with 28 other organizations to develop algae for biofuels that culminated in the design and operation of a large-scale, advanced algae production facility.