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Video Interview: Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

NIck Aster talks to Jonathan Wolfson about the myriad oils that Solazyme aims to produce from cooking oil to biofuels and the many…
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Spotlight: How Biofuel Is Made

The variety and creation of biofuels can be overwhelming. Here is a comprehensive rundown on the types, the creation process and the differences…
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Israel Powering Its Future With Algae Biofuel?

A new company from Tel Aviv called Univerve is working to turn algae, a natural substance, into third-generation renewable fuel. The company decided…
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BP Getting Deep Into Cellulosic Ethanol

BP took a step towards sustainability this month with the announcement of a major new commitment into alternative energy. This is not the…

Brewing Beer Sustainably with Mushrooms and Algae

If Brandon Pitcher of 5 Kingdoms Development can make his vision a reality, mushrooms and algae, alongside many other biological organisms, may just…
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Biomass Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass energy has been around since long before anyone spoke of renewables or alternative energy sources. There was a time when wood was…
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Green Algae Meets Dirty Coal for Carbon Capture

An unlikely marriage of algae and coal-plants could become a reality through a company called OriginOil. The company helps algae growers with the incredibly difficult…

Intel Generated 27% More Chemical Waste in 2010 than 2009

Last week Intel released its tenth annual CSR report, 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. While earlier this year we reported on Intel’s large purchase…

Carbo2n Nation-Finally the Convenient Solutions Movie I’ve been Waiting for

By Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT I remember going to a screening of Inconvenient Truth with Vancouver’s ex-mayor back in 2006, feeling a bit…

Climate Capitalism and Biofuels Ready to Break Out in 2011

  By: Boyd Cohen, CO2 IMPACT Our “addiction” to highly polluting and emitting fossil fuels presents serious challenges to achieving meaningful reductions in…
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Clean Tech Industry Leader to Californians: Walk the Walk and Oppose Proposition 23

AB 32 maintains the market certainty needed for investment, research and development of inventions as well as jobs. Since its passage, clean tech…

Algae Based Fuel Is Not A Silver Bullet

Algae as fuel is the latest biofuel rage. On January 14 the Department of Energy (DOE) announced an investment of $44 million in…

Better Living Through Chemistry: Dow Boosts Algae Biofuel

Dow and Algenol Biofuels joining forces is a match made in algae photobioreactor heaven.

Clean Dishes…by any means necessary!

In an effort to reduce water pollution, the state of Washington initiated a ban on dishwasher detergents containing phosphates. Spokane County was the…

Algae Farming Is Considered Viable Option By Top Policy makers

A large scale algae farming project which the US government ran in between 1970-1996 was closed down because the method at the time…