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28 Articles by Jonathan Williams

A New Player in Algae Biofuel Takes New Approach

A little known algae biofuel company based out of Denver, CO is looking to make big waves in the coming months. They have stayed off the radar so well that if you were to do a Google News search on this company, all you would get is a mere handful ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in June 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Health, Pollution (1 comment)

A Conservative's Case for Alternative Fuels

Alternative fuels have been proclaimed as a way to help the environment and reduce our overall carbon emissions. However, while many environmentalists and liberals wholeheartedly support these new fuels, their approval oftentimes automatically makes conservatives suspicious of the alternatives. Also, supporters of alternative fuels have in some cases completely ignored ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in June 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Consumerism, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (3 comments)

Oil From Algae: A New One Step Process

OriginOil recently announced a big breakthrough that could potentially advance the entire algae biofuel field. In April, they announced that they had developed an extraction process that separates oil and water from the algae biomass in one step without heavy machinery or chemicals. Up until this point, creating a process ... keep reading

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

“Green Algae Strategy: End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel”

A carbon neutral liquid fuel? A path to energy independence? A way to end world hunger? Could algae really be the answer to all three of these questions? A recently published book titled "Green Algae Strategy: End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel" by Mark Edwards argues that ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in May 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Health, Industry & Business (1 comment)

Talking Algae Biofuels with Solazyme and Aquaflow

As I've stated in several articles already (seen here, here, and here), algae biofuels are quickly coming to the forefront of peoples' attention. However, many are probably wondering why are the companies focusing on aviation fuel first? Because of the industry's laser like focus on creating aviation fuel ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Industry & Business, Transport, Travel

Particles in the Pool, Fuel in the Tank: The Layman's Guide To Algae Biofuel

Last month, Professor Mark Z. Jacobson at Stanford University conducted a scientific comparison of a handful of energy sources including some alternatives like wind, solar, and tidal. In this study, looked at different aspects of each energy source and compared them in categories such as water usage and problems with ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in February 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Transport

Developments With Algae Biofuel

Recent weeks have seen a number of developments around algae biofuels. Luckily, there have been more high notes with the highest having to be Continental's recent successful test flight using a biofuel mix containing algae. Not only was this flight successful, but another possibly unexpected benefit was discovered. It ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in January 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Design, Economics, Industry & Business, Transport, Travel

Recent Advances in the Algae Biofuel Arena

Recent weeks have seen a whole host of advances in the field of algae based biofuels. Before I go into them, let's do a little recap of why algae is a much superior fuel source than most other biofuels for those new to this topic. First off, algae can ... keep reading

Written by Jonathan Williams in December 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil

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