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Weekly Blog Wrap Up

There’s a lot going on in the blogosphere about the world of biofuels this week. Yesterday, the World Wildlife Fund released a report,which according to NCTechnews.com, “concludes that industrial biotechnology can provide dramatic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and provide strong progress toward a green and sustainable economy. WWF calls for increased political backing for the industry to leverage the positive environmental effects. The findings are based on peer-reviewed research from Novozymes, the world leader Read More >

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Lest we forget the nature of research and development

As I was surfing the blogosphere today looking for something to write about I came across Greentech Media‘s post, Algae Biodiesel: It’s $33 a Gallon. The headline, not to mention the first paragraph are both real downers, Although many believe that algae will become one of the chief feedstocks for diesel and even hydrocarbon-like fuels, growing large amounts of algae and then converting the single-celled creatures remains expensive, said experts at the National Biodiesel Conference Read More >

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2008 is a Good Year for Algae

And we’re not just talking about sushi here.  According to Greentech Media 2008 has been a banner year for venture capital financing of algae based biofuel companies. $179.5 million to date, according to numbers from the Cleantech Group. That compares with what appears to be about $32 million raised last year, based on a Cleantech Group chart of quarterly totals that doesn’t list the actual numbers And, elsewhere in the blogosphere algae biofuels are getting Read More >

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