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The race to make fuel out of algae poses risks as well as benefits

[USA] One day, Big Algae may be competitive with Big Oil, but as researchers search for the ideal oil-producing algae strain to grow in commercial quantities, there are still a host of uncertainties standing in the way. Continue reading The race to make fuel out of algae poses risks as well as benefits

All green on the western front: San Diego algae pioneers provide glimpse of the future of biofuels

[USA] It felt almost anti-climactic when retired Vice Adm. Dennis McGinn arrived in San Diego last week to meet with some of San Diego’s leading algae biofuels scientists and tour a local biofuel research facility.  Continue reading All green on the western front: San Diego algae pioneers provide glimpse of the future of biofuels

Green crude: The quest to unlock algae’s energy potential

[USA] Tiny Columbus, New Mexico (population, 1,678) is hot, flat and uncrowded — an ideal place to launch a new green revolution in agriculture. That, in essence, is what a well-funded startup company called Sapphire Energy wants to do: It is turning a 300-acre expanse of desert scrub into the world’s largest algae farm designed to produce crude oil. Continue reading Green crude: The quest to unlock algae’s energy potential