Paul Roessler, who heads biofuels production at La Jolla’s Synthetic Genomics, speaks at the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego.

Paul Roessler, who heads biofuels production at La Jolla’s Synthetic Genomics, speaks at the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego. Photo by Michael Domine.

San Diego County, long known as fertile land for biotechs and academic scientists, has sprouted the biggest cluster of green technology companies focused on developing fuel from algae than any other region, industry leaders said last week...

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