[Canada] Algae is a pretty important organism. It’s used in food, fertilizer and sewage treatment. Oh, and algae can also eat Continue reading Pond Biofuels: Algae eats cement plant pollution
You may have heard that we’re entering an algae farming boom. Biofuel produced by algae reared on greenhouse gases is supposed to replace fossil fuels with a climate-friendly brew. But if you try to refuel your car,… Continue reading You’re Already Eating Algae
It could be a watershed moment for businesses running high on carbon dioxide emissions and a means of bringing together an environmentally-friendly project with a beer company. Superior Ecotech of Boulder, Colorado said the plan is to develop an algae habitation on the roof of Upslope Brewery that can produce … Continue reading Superior Ecotech, Upslope Brewery developing new algae technology
[USA] Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy Continue reading Scripps’ research highlight: Powered by plankton
A few years ago biofuels were all the rage. Environmental advocates to national security hawks alike were extolling the virtues of ethanol and biodiesel as a carbon-neutral bridge to our energy future… Continue reading Algae-based and other biofuels
In San Diego, California, researchers are seeing the potential of green algae, and investors are seeing gold. As a truly “green” industry, this algae has potential applications in everything from bio-fuel to snack foods.
This little green wonder-crop might… Continue reading California Green Algae Might Just be Gold
[USA] Summary: In February, President Obama touted his plan to fund algae biofuel as a domestic alternative fuel source. But years of Continue reading Alison Morris: Algae Energy — Dead in the Water?
[USA] The geneticist and entrepreneur hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals. Continue reading Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter
[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
[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