Biofuel development continues at the algae pond at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

EarthTalk: Progress in Biofuels Development

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: How far along are we at developing algae-based and other higher yield sources of biofuels?    — Jason McCabe, Tullahoma, TN A few years ago biofuels were all the rage. Environmental advocates to national security hawks alike were extolling the…

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OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Algal Oil Extraction Process

Algae-to-biofuels pioneer OriginOil announced a breakthrough process that extracts and separates a biofuel oil from the algae that produce it and the watery medium in which they grow.

Algae Biofuels – The Hype, the Hope, the Promise

A review of the proceeding of the pre-conference briefing of the Algae Biofuel World Summit in San Francisco

Algae Farming In The Face Of The Oil Price Situation – Still a Viable Alternative Fuel Source?

Algae farming is a relatively safe bet in the current financial climate. Algae, a sludge colored illuminatingly lime to moss green, has going for it that it can be made anywhere –even in desert climates- and that it can be relatively swiftly adopted. A big negative is that the price of producing one gallon worth of algae based petroleum is…

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