Gallery: US Government Makes $24 Million Investment in Algae Biofuel Re...

 

Despite the promise of algae as a biofuel, many roadblocks are currently keeping the industry from becoming commercialized. For one, it’s expensive — not to mention time consuming — to turn algae into a usable energy source. But things have just gotten a little bit brighter because the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced yesterday that they will invest $24 million into research connected to the commercialization of algae biofuels for the transportation and agriculture industries. They hope this investment will kick start the US on the road to filling our gas tanks with green instead of black.

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  1. Artificial Photosynthes... July 27, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    […] technologies, such as algae biofuels retain the use of natural organisms in the process, and require refinement of the fuel, which makes […]

  2. AnnaK June 30, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Not to mention switching off fossil oil and thus preventing future oil spills from happening!

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