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Can Pond Scum Save the World?

Vanessa Thompson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Teen
Vanessa Thompson

Carbon dioxide levels are rising. Air quality is getting worse. Whole species are disappearing forever. Some environmentalists say we are on our way to our own extinction. Is there a solution that will save humanity? Could our salvation be pond scum?

From Green Glop to Black Gold

XPRIZE | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green

Algae is everywhere, it grows easily, and it's full of lipids that, when successfully extracted, have the perfect chemical makeup to be transformed into hydrocarbon fuel. The trick, as always, is to do the processing in a cost-effective and cost-efficient way, a goal that has been elusive so far. Enter Nevada-based Algae Systems.

Clean Trillion California Dreamin'

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Mindy S. Lubber

Clean energy policies have made California's solar revolution possible -- so much so that solar is reaching grid parity and no longer needs incentives to thrive in that state.

Teen Science Whiz Grows Algae Under Her Bed, Wins $100,000

Intel Foundation | Posted 12.11.2013 | Science
Intel Foundation

Sara's work has garnered remarkable results, a eureka of sorts, which, according to Professor Anastasios Melis of UC Berkeley, is quite unique. She has been very clever, becoming an important figure in the algae as biofuel community. She managed to manipulate the cells in the algae in such a way that they yielded an amazing amount of oil. When Sara saw the results, she was sure something was wrong but there wasn't.

Europe Moves Ahead With Algae Biofuel Project

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Green

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A European Union-backed project to produce biofuels from algae moved a step forward on Thursday by producing its first cro...

A 'Sustainable' Military?

Rachel Smolker | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Rachel Smolker

This past week, the Senate voted to strike language from the National Defense Authorization Act that would have limited military use of biofuels

Are We Really Powerless Against Gas Prices?

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The headline on the iPad news program was grim..."What can the President do about gas prices? Not much..." As I sat thinking about being oil company victims, I looked up. And there it was: $5.12 per gallon.

Michael McAuliff

GOP Used To Like Algae Energy They Call 'Pipe Dream' Now | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Capitol Hill Republicans mounted an all-out offensive against President Obama's energy initiatives Tuesday, even mocking him for an idea...

U.S. Navy Successfully Tests Boat Powered By Algae

The Guardian | Suzanne Goldenberg, US Environment Correspondent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It looked like a pretty ordinary day on the water at the US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia: a few short bursts of speed, a nice tail wind, some test ...

'Bubble-Maker' That Boosts Algae Biofuel Production Wins Royal Society Award | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A bubble-maker that looks like the flux capacitor from the Back to the Future films last night won a £250,000 prize from the Royal Society for its ab...

Former BP Exec Sets Her Sights on Algae as the Fuel of the Future

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

CJ Warner was at the top of her game when she saw the writing on the wall. Twenty years into a glass-ceiling-busting career at BP, she had become one of the highest ranking executives in the oil industry.

Getting LA Off Oil

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

Yesterday I joined leading environmentalists and documentary filmmaker Josh Tickell to declare "Get LA Off Oil Day" and showcase the City's alternativ...

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do anyt...

Fuel Uses Education and Inspiration to Make Impassioned Case for Green Energy

Josh Garrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Garrett

Fuel does not chastise Americans for using petroleum products, but instead shows that a post-oil nation is well within our grasp -- all we need to do is extend our hands.

New Company Turns Algae-Based Fish Oil Into Biofuel

Fast Company | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

We've seen a spate of companies getting involved in algae fuel in recent months, and all of them plan to use some variation on bioreactors and algae f...

Exxon To Invest Millions To Make Fuel From Algae | JAD MOUAWAD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Exxon plans to announce an investment of $600 million in producing liquid transportation fuels from algae -- organisms in water that range from pond s...

The Future of 'Green Energy' Might Be Pretty Slimy

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

There's been a lot of news popping up lately about algae as a source of biofuel and rightly so! What better use for this slimy sludge for than fueling the clean energy revolution is there?

Alternative Fuel: Air Force Spending To Be Greener By 2011

Treehugger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Science Applications International Corp. has announced that it has been awarded a $25 million contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agenc...

5 Things You Didn't Know Were Biofuels

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When talk turns to biofuels, it often soon turns to food shortages next. Biofuel doesn't have to be made from food staple crops, though. Here are fi...

"Food vs. Fuel," A False Debate

Josh Tickell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Tickell

Much of the "Food vs. Fuel" controversy centers on ethanol. Very little ink is given to the other biofuels, especially fuels from non-food sources from new crops like algae.

Algae: Biofuel, Cooking Oil, Health Supplement (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Algae may be the newest contender in the biofuel business. Biotech company Solazyme is developing multiple uses for algae, replacing petroleum, cookin...