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28 Articles by Jonathan Williams

Farming Freshwater Algae on the High Seas

  If you have been paying even the slightest attention to the algae industry, you probably have heard of companies like Solazyme or Synthetic Genomics, the big names that are making big public strides in the field. Algasol Renewables, on the other hand, is one name in the industry that you ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in June 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Art & Culture

OriginOil’s New Year’s Resolution

If you haven’t heard of OriginOil by now, you probably haven’t been paying too much attention to the algae biofuel industry. That, in itself, is a mistake given that the algae industry has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past couple years. OriginOil is one company ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in February 2011, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Industry & Business

LanzaTech Produces Important Chemical Component from Industrial Waste Gases

New Zealand based LanzaTech recently announced that they have successfully produced anecessary component to create polymers, plastics, and fuels from their unique fermentation process. For those unfamiliar with LanzaTech, it is a company looking to utilize industrial waste gases and waste products like trash to produce biofuels, particularly ethanol ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in August 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Industry & Business

New Development in the Algae Field could lead to the 'Holy Grail' of Hydrogen Production

Hydrogen is often hailed as the ultimate alternative fuel but many problems from high production costs to inefficient storage methods need to be resolved first. However, even if all the problems involving the development of a hydrogen economy were fixed today, it would still be several decades before a hydrogen ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in July 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Design, Events, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

U.S. DOE Releases Finalized 'National Algal Biofuels Technology Roadmap'

By now, most people paying attention to energy issues have heard about algae biofuels. These fuels have the potential to not only allow the United States to produce significant percentages of fuel domestically, but do so without having to change the transportation infrastructure currently in place. It is for these ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in July 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Education, Industry & Business, Media, Politics & Government

DOE Invests Another $24 Million into Algae Research

Earlier this year, the United States’ government announced several grants going towards algae research, one of the largest going towards the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. This consortium received $44 million and is headed by the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. In addition to this investment, other areas ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in July 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

Synthetic Genomes and Advanced Biofuels

A couple of weeks ago, scientists from the J. Craig Venters Institute (JCVI) announced that they had created the first organism with a synthetic genome. President of the institute Craig Venters sees this as the first major step towards creating synthetic organisms that will produce anything from cheap medicines to ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in June 2010

U.S. Government's Investment in Algae

Over the past couple years, the United States' government has begun to take several steps towards advancing algae biofuel development. These steps have come from a variety of different fronts and in various different forms.   One of the strongest supporters of algae biofuels in the US government is the Department ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in May 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

OriginOil and MBD

The algae biofuel sector has had a pretty good year with many advances in the field. During this time, the world has seen funding for research from both public and private sources increase greatly, but there still hadn't been too many announcements of plans to implement any of the ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in May 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Design, Economics, Education, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Synthetic Genomes and Advanced Biofuels

A couple of weeks ago, scientists from the J. Craig Venters Institute (JCVI) announced that they had created the first organism with a synthetic genome. President of the institute Craig Venters sees this as the first major step towards creating synthetic organisms that will produce anything from cheap medicines to ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in May 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Industry & Business, Politics & Government (2 comments)

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