CNN.com has a great story this week about the U.S. Navy’s upcoming demonstration of its Great Green Fleet. The demonstration is the latest step toward the Navy’s plan to meet half of its energy needs with non-fossil fuels by 2020. The Navy has already conducted extensive testing with algae-based biofuels, and has plans to purchase […]
Algae and FedEx
The leaders of some of the largest companies in America are taking a serious look at how “drop-in” biofuels from algae can significantly contribute to the supplies of fuel they need for their operations. In the video below, Joel Murdock, managing director of Strategic Products for FedEx Express discusses the benefits of algae-based fuel and […]
The events of the past few years have made it clear that the United States can no longer ignore the threats to its economy, climate and national energy security rising from its dependence on petroleum fuel.
Algae – The Original Fuel
Putting algae in your gas tank sounds pretty crazy, doesn’t it? Well, guess what – you’re already driving on fuel made from algae. That’s because the crude oil miles below the earth’s surface was actually formed by layers of prehistoric algae blooms that settled on sea beds around the world.
Food and Feed Industry Looks to Algae
Algae have great potential to play a role in food production since they contain carbohydrates, proteins and vegetable oils, in particular omega-3 fatty acids. This makes them a great source of animal and fish feed—a fact that has not escaped the world’s food producers as they try to meet increasing global demand. Many of today’s […]