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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

San Diego algae biofuels industry gains steam with R&D consortium

The San Diego region is undertaking a broad initiative to accelerate development of algae-to-biofuels technology by establishing a new organization, the San Diego Center for Algae-based Biofuels, or SD-CAB. Continue reading San Diego algae biofuels industry gains steam with R&D consortium

GreenFuel Technologies: Growing algae

[USA] GreenFuel Technologies is developing an ‘Emissions-to-Biofuels’ technology. This clip describes how the company grows algae that consumes CO2 from smokestacks, then it’s harvested to create a variety of biofuel sources. Continue reading GreenFuel Technologies: Growing algae

Investors talk biofuels winners, latecomers to the party, and $100 billion dollar companies at Algae Biomass Summit

[USA] Algae-based biofuels are the topic du jour. And why not—the prospect of using pond scum to power 21st-century transportation and replace crude oil is pretty appealing. So one of the highlights from the Algae Biomass Summit in Seattle yesterday, besides the keynote by venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, was a panel of prominent VCs discussing the ins and outs of the fledgling biofuels business. Continue reading Investors talk biofuels winners, latecomers to the party, and $100 billion dollar companies at Algae Biomass Summit