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28 Articles by Jonathan Williams

BioMarine Fuels

Algae biofuels are receiving more and more attention in the media and from the Obama Administration. Evidence of this can be seen through increasing number of algae related stories in the news as well as several recent actions by the administration, most important of which is the US Department of ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in April 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Design, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior

Power to Save the World- A Pro-Nuclear Perspective

There is an often-vicious debate occurring within the environmental community about nuclear energy. While there are those like Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, who are arguing in support of nuclear power, there are still many others against it.   Gwyneth Cravens is one environmentalist participating in this debate who supports ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in March 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Education, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Nuclear, Politics & Government (2 comments)

Cereplast - Algae to Plastic

By now, many have heard algae being proclaimed as the fuel source that could potentially replace a large percentage of the petroleum we use. However, non-fuel uses of algae that can further lessen our dependence on petroleum have not gotten the attention they deserve. One such usage, while far less ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in February 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Consumerism, Design, Economics, Industry & Business (2 comments)

Outdated Algae Data is Misleading

  In a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Virginia and published in Environmental Science & Technology, the authors claim that algae causes more harm to the environment than traditional biofuel crops like corn. However, in this study, the researches used algae production data from at least a decade ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in February 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Design, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Pollution

The New Way to Eat Your Greens

When people talk about eating healthier, one typically thinks about adding more ‘green’ to their diet and this added ‘green’ would traditionally come in the form of vegetables. However, with a recent development pioneered by the algae company Solazyme, adding more ‘green’ has taken on a new meaning. Solazyme, a ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in February 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Consumerism, Design, Education, Food, Lifestyle & Behavior

Ethanol Ain't All Bad...When You Get it From Garbage

When most people think of ethanol, images of food shortages and vast fields of corn often come to mind. It is because of these negative stereotypes that ethanol has fallen from popularity in the public eye. However, there is a company out there that is taking a new approach to ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in September 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Transport

Big Partnerships = Big Possibilities for Algae Biofuel?

During this past summer, the world has seen multiple advances in the alternative energy field, particularly with algae biofuels. A week hasn’t gone by where I didn’t receive several press releases in my inbox highlighting the latest advances by one of the many algae companies out there. However ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in September 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Economics, Green energy, Industry & Business, Water (1 comment)

Seambiotic and NASA Team Up on Algae Research

Seambiotic Ltd. has been in the news a lot with the recent announcement that their subsidiary, Seambiotic USA, will be partnering with NASA to research algae as a source for jet fuels. However, what most people don’t know is that Seambiotic has had an algae pilot study running for ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in July 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Emissions, Green energy, Industry & Business (2 comments)

Vertical Farming, Enough to Feed a Zoo

When you go to the zoo, it can be fascinating to see the zookeeper feed the zoo’s many inhabitants. However, I doubt many have ever considered just how expensive it is to feed all the zoo’s residents on a daily basis. One zoo located in the UK has ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in July 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Water

Crash! Why Our Farming Practices Aren't Sustainable

A month ago, I wrote a review on Mark Edwards’ book Green Algae Strategy which discusses the potential of algae as a fuel and food source. Recently, I finished reading Edwards’ most recent book Crash! The Demise of Fossil Foods and the Rise of Abundance which looks at the sustainability ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in June 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Food, Health, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic

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