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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?

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...

Maker Of 'Fuel' Documentary Promotes Algae Energy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For documentary film maker Josh Tickell, it's all about algae. The micro organism's potential to deliver America from its dependence on foreign oil...

Venice To Get Half Of Its Electricity From Algae | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Most talk of algae and renewable energy on TreeHugger involves liquid biofuels, but a new plan being put forth in Venice hopes to use algae to generat...

For Algae's Next Trick, It Will Clean Up The World

Huffington Post, Reuters | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

If you've been at the bottom of the food chain for millions of years, you'd better have a few tricks up your sleeve. Algae, the tiny green plants with...

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...

When Will Algae Fuel Be Cheap Enough?

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Algae have gotten short shrift in the decade or so since the Clinton administration axed its research funding at the National Renewable Energy Laborat...

Colorado Company Takes Algae-Based Fuel to the Next Level

Green Inc. | Matthew L. Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Colorado company will break ground early next year on an algae farm that is intended to produce thousands of gallons of substitutes for gasoline and...

Transition Topic III: Alternative Energy Alternatives

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Corn-based ethanol saves little oil and contributes even less to minimizing carbon dioxide emissions, drives up the cost of food, and requires almost as much energy from fossil fuels.

Algae Jet Fuel: It's Green, It's Slimy, It's Renewable

CleanTechnica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are a lot of renewable energy sources out there being talked about, but it seems to me that two are kind of buzzy among the ecogeeks that aren't...

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...

Algae, An Interim Answer to the Energy Crisis: What You Almost Learned in Grammar School

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Abrams

What the teachers did not tell you, because they did not think you needed to know, was that some of that food made by algae is in the form of oils that can be converted to diesel or even gasoline.

Olympics Get Greener: Sailing Venue Plagued By Algae

Bloomberg | Wing-Gar Cheng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Beijing Olympics organizers grappling to cut pollution in time for the Summer Games face a new threat: a plague of algae at the sailing venue in Qingd...

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...