[USA] Humans have been surrounded by algae biofuel since the beginning, but we had not gained a real scientific knowledge of them until very recently. The Nannochloropsis genus, an algae species mentioned several times in this post, was classified for the first time in 1981. Continue reading Algae will save the world… But could ruin it all the same
[USA] We had a great time at our latest Xconomy Seattle event, “Separating Hype from Reality in Alternative Fuels,” held last night at the new Institute for Systems Biology headquarters in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. Continue reading Electric cars won’t take over, biofuels 3.0 must fix the bugs, & microorganisms as problem-solvers: Big ideas from cleantech leaders
[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
[USA, Global] Here are 5 issues with Algae fuels that are covered in my new book on jatropha and algae as fuel sources.
1. The present cost of algae production from open ponds is too high to make fuel production economically viable. Continue reading 5 issues with algae fuels