Algae biofuels on Ars Technica

One of the websites that I frequently read is Ars Technica, so I thought I'd search back and see what they have written/posted about algae biofuels. Not a ton of results, and nothing too current. I guess that just means there is plenty of room for their writers to cover this field.

Here are the articles I found:

Algae biofuels could significantly reduce oil imports
How much energy might the US be able to obtain from biofuels made from algae? …
by John Timmer - Apr 14 2011, 4:44pm EDT
http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/04/modeling-the-use-of-algal-biofuels


DOE grants $80 million to biofuel research
US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $80 million will be invested …
by Casey Johnston - Jan 14 2010, 12:51pm EST
http://arstechnica.com/science/2010/01/doe-grants-80-million-to-biofuel-research


Global potential for biodiesel is "enormous"
A study of the potential for biodiesel production reveals great potential in …
by John Timmer - Oct 22 2007, 11:02pm EDT
http://arstechnica.com/business/2007/10/report-evaluates-biodiesel-potential



This one is in about a slightly different field of research. Technically, seaweed is "marcoalgae", as opposed to the green, single-cell "microalgae". Additionally, ethanol is the end result of a fuel production path that uses carbohydrates as the source, as opposed to lipids. Even with these differences, the potential for algae as a biofuel source through this pathway also shows promise.

Engineered E. coli produce biofuel from seaweed
Researchers engineer E. coli to produce ethanol from brown macroalgae, …
by Kyle Niemeyer - Feb 1 2012, 11:00am EST
http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/02/engineered-e-coli-produces-ethanol-from-seaweed

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