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Biofuels show promise for alternative energy: Which two show most promise in the race for sustainable energy?

[USA] The number of alternative energy biofuels in the works is clipping along at a frenetic pace. With a seemingly endless supply of Continue reading Biofuels show promise for alternative energy: Which two show most promise in the race for sustainable energy?

Darkening snow: is soot off the hook? The culprit may be algae

Over the last 10 years or so, the finger of blame for darkening the surface of snow has largely been pointed at soot from the combustion of fossil fuels, according to Lori Ziolkowski of the University of South Carolina, US. ButZiolkowski (or Z, for Continue reading Darkening snow: is soot off the hook? The culprit may be algae

€3.9 million from the French government to build microalgae farm for renewable energy

On the salt marshes of the Ile Saint-Martin at Gruissan in the Aude region of France, the Salinalgue project is designed to develop the processes involved in microalgal culture so that green energy can be harvested from these tiny plants. As an alternative to Continue reading €3.9 million from the French government to build microalgae farm for renewable energy

Muradel Starts Producing Crude Oil From Algae at Demonstration Plant

Renewable fuels company Muradel has launched Australia’s first integrated demonstration plant to sustainably convert algae into green crude, as a first step towards a commercial plant with the potential to produce 80 million litres of crude oil a year. Continue reading Muradel Starts Producing Crude Oil From Algae at Demonstration Plant

Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources

We’ve been taught that fossil fuels, like oil and natural gas, formed hundreds of millions of years ago. Prehistoric animals that once roamed the earth died. From the buried remains of these animals as well as plants, a natural decomposition process took place that required eons of Continue reading Forget What You’ve Heard: Oil and Gas Are Actually “Renewable” Resources

Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen addressed the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit

Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen addressed the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit October 1, highlighting the role that advanced biofuels, like algae, can play in strengthening our national security. Continue reading Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen addressed the 2014 Algae Biomass Summit