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US Navy Wins Biofuel Death Match

September 27th, 2014 | by Tina Casey

The Navy has announced the construction of three new biorefineries with a combined capacity of 100 million gallons per year of military grade biofuel


Algae And Wastewater Could Fuel The Future

August 21st, 2014 | by Christopher DeMorro

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.


Video: 16 yr-old Turns Algae to Biofuel and Wins Intel Science Award

June 21st, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

Evie Sobczak is a freakin’ rock star, and you want to know her. Why? Because what started out as Evie’s 8th grade science fair project just won Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair. That’s a big deal because, as Sobczak puts it, “It’s, like, the biggest science fair ever!”


Tree Genes, Soil, and E. Coli Combine To Create Gas-Like Biofuel

April 25th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro

We all know that oil burned in vehicles is a major contributor to global climate change, but it is also an incredible fuel, holding a tremendous amount of potential energy in little space. But what if we could grow a fuel with the equivalent energy capacity? A breakthrough in biofuels utilizing DNA harvested from trees, special soil, and the E. coli bacteria claims to have developed a fuel chemically identical to petrol


Study Says That Algae Could Replace Petroleum And Soybean Diesel

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Ethanol has lost a lot of support in the past few years for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest knocks against corn-derived ethanol is the reduced horsepower and fuel economy, causing some to be wary of an alternative fuel promises. But a new study shows that algae-based biodiesel has nearly the same horsepower and torque output as petrol and soybean diesel


Saft Gets Greenlight For Army Hybrid Tank Battery System

November 26th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

Major automakers are all going green, as are many government militaries who see the battle for limited oil resources as a major flashpoint going forward. The U.S. government has just awarded Saft with $1.3 million to continue developing a lithium-ion battery system for the next-generation of Army Ground Combat Vehicles, or GCVs.


Algae Biodiesel Goes On Sale In San Francisco Area

November 19th, 2012 | by Christopher DeMorro

While some people may scoff at the notion of using seaweed and pond scum to power our vehicles, the potential for algae to replace petroleum as a sustainable fuel source is there. Last week four San Francisco Bay-area gas stations began selling a biodiesel blend of 20% algae-sourced fuel at market rates


America’s Military Wants BioFuels

October 2nd, 2012 | by Andrew Meggison

The U.S. military is the nation’s single largest consumer of oil and wants to wean itself from petroleum. Because the U.S. military is an organization of action; it is using its buying power and authority to commercialize alternative and bio fuel technologies


Cleatechnica: Origin Makes Affordable Algae-fuels Real

August 6th, 2011 | by Jo Borrás

Our sister site Cleantechnica recently posted this great article about Origin Oil, which is pulling out all the stops to lower the costs of producing algae-based biofuels for consumers. Click through to check it out!



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