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NREL does CHEVRON, algae style! [Nov. 4th, 2007|12:53 pm]
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The Green Slimy blobs from
Roswell NM are taking over!!!

Some interesting news just came onto the wired about Chevron and the NREL's Algae peeps hooking up to develop algae fuels. Finally. It has sunk in. And they're keen to leapfrog whatever developments have already happened, and work with startups to see which algae techs will be the winners. Pretty cool for an Oilco (hope they remember to also bust out the algae jet fuels, as well... ((and yeah i kinda kid about that green slimy thing, algae is green and slimy, but not alien, it's just that when John Sheehan (now VP Sustainability at LiveFuels)started the NREL's aquatic species program ages ago, they had algae "racetracks" in Roswell --of all places-- where they really developed the concept. Anyway, this is a kinda wikked cool story, maybe one day the Condolezza Rice will be filled with biofuels made from waste CO2! wouldn't that be awesome (and even better if Condi is in Jail for War Crimes)?

From: (Anonymous)
2007-12-23 07:12 am (UTC)

Alage Oil to Hydrogen Fuel

Algae Oil Biofuel

Hydrogen fuel development appears to be on the rise and auto mfrs are definately jumping on the bandwagon. A West Texas Town Hi-Tech lab is set to start an unusual yet, potentially revolutionary project; to explore how algae can be used to reduce the world's dependence on fossil fuels. Ok, that basic idea is nothing new or revolutionary, it's the way they are plannig to produce the hydrogen that is interesting.
Algae Oil Biofuel (http://e85.whipnet.net/alt.fuel/algae.html)
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[User Picture]From: scalarparty
2007-12-23 02:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Alage Oil to Hydrogen Fuel

Yeah-- the Vertico is cool. I was even invited down to Texas to see this launch a moth 1/2 ago... I like the vertical AP, and am always into the algae oils... but these guys, Canada's Global Green Tech are a little vapor-y so you have to watch it... we don't need another GreenFuels, right? its' still cool tho-- but if you want the nitty gritty on algae fuels-- you'd be better signing up for some of the Yahoo groups like Fuel From Algae and watch real milestones take place in the development of the industry....
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