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Algal Biomass Organization Applauds U.S. Navy’s Successful Demonstration of Algae-based Fuel

Algal Biomass Organization, BusinessWire

Algae-based Fuels Hit another Key Performance Milestone as Navy Seeks to Reduce its Reliance on Fossil Fuels

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, today applauded the U.S. Navy’s successful test of a vessel powered by a 50-50 blend of the Navy’s traditional shipboard fuel and algae-based renewable diesel. ABO member Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, produced and delivered the 100% algal derived naval distillate fuel, known as Soladiesel®HRF-76 Renewable F-76 Fuel.

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CleanTech San Diego Ranked in Global Top 10

Joanna Schroeder, Domestic Fuel

CleanTech San Diego has been ranked in the top 10 of global clean tech clusters. Pretty amazing considering that the organization was only founded in 2007 through an initiative of the mayor’s office and several local businesses. The organization that created the ranking, Sustainable World Capital, has created a global clean tech organization of which CleanTech San Diego is a part. In November, the European component of the cluster will be launching in Finland, followed by the North American cluster in mid-to late November.

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USDA and FAA Team Up To Make Renewable Jet Fuel

Ami Cholia, AltTransport

The aviation industry said it would cap emissions by 2020, based on a resolution passed at the annual meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Now the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have agreed to work with the airline industry for the next five years to develop renewable jet fuel.

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15 Algae Fuel Startups, 2010 Edition

Katie Fehrenbacher, GigaOm

Two and a half years ago we put together this cheat sheet on 15 algae fuel startups you need to know, which turned into one of our most popular posts of all time. But boy have things changed since then. In early 2008 GreenFuel Technologies was still in business, Aurora Algae (then called Aurora Biofuels) was still focusing on fuel, Petro Algae hadn’t yet filed for an S-1, and it was unclear then that Craig Venter’s Synthetic Genomics was going to become a dark horse in the algae fuel world. Here’s our updated 2010 version of our original 15 algae fuel startups bringing pond scum to fuel tanks:

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The Culture Club: The world of algae R&D and commercialization, an inside view, in pictures.

Will Thurmond, Biofuels Digest

What exactly does the commercialization and research effort on algal fuels look like? A collection of highly funded home brewers? Secretive temples of technology peopled with mad scientists intent on unleashing bizarre Frankenfuels on an unsuspecting public?

Well, neither. But neither is the reality well known, because generally the high-tech world of algal R&D and commercialization is off limits, for the practical reasons of accommodating visitors to labs, as well as issues of data and process protection.

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Building a Better Tomorrow

Neasa MacErlean,

From making biofuels out of algae to producing concrete that absorbs carbon dioxide, our comprehensive has it all on the sectors, businesses and ideas at the forefront of the clean technonlogy revolution.

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The Top 100 People in Bioenergy

Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest

In Florida, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack headed the "Top 100 People in Bioenergy" as voted by the readers of Biofuels Digest and the Digest's editors, just edging out POET CEO Jeff Broin and a trio of Brazilian bioenergy leaders at UNICA, Cosan and Petrobras.  In total, industry executives from a dozen countries made the list.

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Teague open house to highlight biofuel

Sun-News Report

LAS CRUCES - U.S. Rep. Harry Teague will host a community open house event noon to 2 p.m. Monday at the Doña Ana Community College Workforce Center, 2345 E. Nevada St., to highlight the potential of biofuel production as well as job and business opportunities in the industry.

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U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels

Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times

With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels.

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Key Vote in US House Moves Forward Algae Biofuels

John Davis, Domestic Fuel

A key vote in the U.S. House of Representatives has moved forward a measure that will help the nation’s algae biofuels industry.

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