Replacing gasoline won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, though urban algae farms on highway overpasses could devour many harmful CO2 emissions.
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Clean water and clean fuels are two of the most pressing issues humanity faces in the coming decade, and Algae Systems may have the solution to both.
While electric cars are becoming increasingly popular with those seeking an alternative to oil, liquid fuels and combustion engines are going to remain a dominant force for decades to come. One of the most promising alternatives to fossil fuels is oil produced from algae, and researchers have developed a new process that takes just minutes […]
Spanish firm All-gas is using human waste to create biofuel, in what is a remarkably unique development. The facility in Chiclana de la Frontera, Southwest Spain, uses waste water to produce algae-based biofuel. The 12m Euro project is part of Spain’s strategy to encourage alternative energy and reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.
Sapphire Energy has built the world’s first large-scale farm to grow algae and produce crude oil. If all goes according to plan, commercial production of perhaps 10,000 barrels a day will begin in 2018. Algae have major potential, even the U.S. military is looking into algae as fuel source. Algae grow fast, do not need […]
The term “fossil fuels” comes from the fact that the oil in the ground is the result of compressed carbon life dating back millions of years. But a new biofuel breakthrough by researchers at the University of Michigan has turned wet algae into a viable oil substitute in under a minute. Is this the moment that algae goes mainstream?
If I had to name an underdog of the alt-fuel world, it would have to be algae-based oil. One of the most abundant lifeforms on the planet, algae fuel has been a darling of the U.S. Navy, but has otherwise failed to impact the light vehicle market. But new research shows that our existing oil […]
Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution from Adam Shake. Bill Gates has his hands in the green again, but this time, it’s algae. His Investment Firm, Cascades Investments LLC, along with the Rockefeller family’s venture capital firm Venrock, the WellcomeTrust, and Arch Venture Partners have invested a total of 100 million dollars in Sapphire […]
Editor’s note: This post is a guest contribution by Adam Shake. Do you remember going to the local pond or lake as a kid and swimming around without a care in the world? Do you remember the feel of the algae between you’re toes? Well if New Zealand company Aquaflow Bionomic has anything to say […]