In the spectrum of alternative fuel sources, biofuel made from algae is perhaps the most easily mocked. How could the slimy green muck that grows in your aquarium and washes up on the beach be a future cornerstone of American energy independence? So when President Obama stood before the University of Miami recently and said algae could provide up to 17 percent of our transportation fuel, we wanted to know: is he right? Here's what we found out:
In February, President Obama announced the Department of Energy would allocate $14 million in new funding to develop transportation fuels from algae.
A dot-com millionare dreams up a way to make algae for biofuel grow faster.
Biofuel produced from algae, essentially pond scum, has long titillated green energy boosters as a potential big time player in the U.S. renewable fuels portfolio.
Biofuel produced from algae, essentially pond scum, has long titillated green energy boosters as a potential big time player in the U.S. renewable fuels portfolio. Now, a-first-of-its-kind look at industrial-scale freshwater farming...
Ever notice that green slime that lays on the surface of ponds and even dirty swimming pools? That’s algae. Once barely paid attention to, algae today is being considered the future of biofuel production.