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The gold dust twins of advanced biofuels, Jonathan Wolfson and Harrison Dillon at Solazyme have been working nearly a decade on their Solazyme brainchild and ran the gamut on ways to grow algae before settling on their 'grow in the dark' strategy. KRUPALI
Paul Woods, who has shepherded Algenol Biofuels from a little-known start-up to near household-recognition status within biofuels, landing a signature partnership with Dow and a massive grant from DOE for its unique algae-to-ethanol process.
More than 40% of all clean-tech venture capital funding worldwide went to firms in California as investments in those companies more than tripled to $2.9 billion in the first half of 2010.
House sent an unmistakable message of support to the hundreds of companies, scientists, entrepreneurs and government agencies working to accelerate the development of algae-based fuels, which will create jobs, decrease emissionsand reduce nation%u2019s dependence on imported fossil fuels
Jason Pyle of
Sapphire Energy said opening incentives up to algae biofuel projects will mean jobs for states including New Mexico and California.
Saline aquifers will provide cheap source of water but how will evaporated water be replaced and how will changing water chemistry affect yields?
Compared to a normal plant, which grows vertically, an algae grows 360 degrees. So does it grow 360 times that of an average plant ??
"The simple question is, can you get enough additional productivity in bioreactors to offset the additional cost of PBRs?"
Best of luck Parkavi ! - more»
I came across this radio / BBC site about richard branson and algae.I have always been fascinated by Richard Branson.I am ... - more»
" Joule expects its first revenue in 2012 when it brings its diesel to market, and expects to have the first production plant fully operational in 2013" Hope this turns out to be true !
Thanks Duncan. - more»
Dr. Venter is turning from reading the genetic code to an even more audacious goal: writing it. !!
Frito-Lay, snacks co of PepsiCo, is adopting compostable crisp packets. Wal-Mart, is expanding its use of bioplastics. Procter & Gamble, a consumer-products giant, recently agreed to use some biochemicals made by Amyris in its products. Industrial biotech is getting going !
Algae is the answer it is just a question of the most cost effective system. We are working predominantly in ... - more»
Algae need water and Nitrogen (amongst other things)and the simple answer to both is URINE. - more»
Shell becomes a sugar giant with the $ 12 b Csoan tie up.
Solazyme tied up Bunge Limited. Another sugar giant.
Should i buy sugar stocks now ?
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