Biofuel

3:49pm

Wed January 2, 2013
Environment

How Algae Got a Boost from the Fiscal Cliff Deal

Tara Schumacher, a Ph.D. grad student in Ken Reardon’s lab, looks through a microscope surrounded by flasks of different algae strains.
Colorado State University

Wind isn’t the only alternative energy industry to get a boost from the Fiscal Cliff deal. Also included is a tax credit for algae growers encouraging biofuel production that could one day power cars and boats.

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1:24am

Tue August 21, 2012
The Salt

How A Biofuel Dream Called Jatropha Came Crashing Down

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 8:37 am

A man harvests fruits of the Jatropha tree in Taabo, Ivory Coast. Jatropha, which is grown in many parts of the world, has fallen from favor as a diesel fuel substitute.
Kambou Sia AFP/Getty Images

From Congress to The Colbert Report, people are talking about the Midwestern drought and debating whether it makes sense to convert the country's shrinking corn supplies into ethanol to power our cars.

It's the latest installment of the long-running food vs. fuel battle.

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1:07pm

Thu September 29, 2011
Biofuel grants

Colorado Companies Share in Aviation Biofuel Grants

U.S. Forest Service

Two Colorado companies are being awarded part of a larger federal grant to develop biofuels from trees.

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4:59am

Thu April 21, 2011
Biofuel

Solix BioSystems Still Embracing Algae's Potential

A few years ago, the concept of making alternative fuels from algae was all the rage.  But the idea seemed to fade quickly.  KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Northern Colorado Business Report publisher Jeff Nuttall about how one local company is repositioning itself in the algae-cultivation industry.

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