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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

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

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