DateMay 18, 2015
There are more than 100 start-ups addressing our fossil fuel problems. While we belive that the solution is in maximizing the lowest climate impacting fuels. The general consensus is that with all of the effort and money pushed into the industry we are moving quickly to having a commercial grade fossil fuel alternative in ten years or less.
The costs of the an alternative fuel will likely exceed the fossil fuel cousin until there is wide adoption. However, should there be other soft benefits, such as environmental friendliness, it might drive early adoption despite the cost pain. The current estimated cost of a barrel of algea ba
DateMay 16, 2015
Keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere is getting tougher but more essential to the survival of the planet. Carbon dioxide is a significant contributor to the greenhouse effect. According to the EPA, 40% of CO2 emissions comes from the production of electricity.We can significantly cut down the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by harnessing the sun's energy through the use of solar panels. In fact, more than 100,000 lbs of carbon dioxide could be kept out of the atmosphere in the next quarter century with the use of a 1.5 kilowatt PV solar system. Photovoltaics, or PV, is the method of converting the sun's rays into electri
DateMay 09, 2015
Wind energy investment in the western United States has been growing for several years. The western part of the country has many open spaces that were never developed or industrialized. Environmental supporters have tried for many decades to keep this land bare, and this bare land is now home to large wind farms. Large wind farms are creating new avenues for energy production in America, and each new avenue is greatly needed.#1: Supporting Coal And Nuclear EnergyPower grids have nearly shut down during devastating winters in Texas and California. The coal and nuclear power plants could not provide all the needed energy for the population
DateMay 01, 2015
The energy sources fueling our transportation have come a long way since the days of capped railway men shoveling coal with black-tinged hands into the fire of their steam engines. Fossil fuels still play a dominant role in transportation. They fuel the countless tons of steel and aluminum hauling the worlds cargo across the air and seas. The draft horse running on hay is a distant memory for most civilizations as globalism and widespread consumption form the present demand for deep, plentiful, and reliable stores of easily transportable energy. Petroleum-based fuel, namely gasoline, has been the primary energy source for most transportation
DateApril 24, 2015
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Office of Energy Projects has issued its latest "Energy Infrastructure Update" about the first three months of 2015. According to said report, over 75 percent of new electricity generating capability, which equaled 1229 megawatts (MW), came from a combination of hydropower, geothermal, wind and solar power. The remaining 302 MW came from natural gas. No new electricity came from coal, oil, biomass or nuclear power.That means no new oil wells, nuclear power plants or coal mines were built or exploited. On the other hand, eight new "units" of wind were completed and began operation during th
DateApril 09, 2015
Some of the most exciting news in the world of green energy production has come from the progress being made in biomass fuel production. Fuels derived from biomass are generating interest and attention because of their similarity to petroleum-based fuels chemically, they can be transported through the existing pipeline system, and can be used to power existing engines. This makes adapting biomass fuels for everyday use a lot simpler and cheaper than many other forms of alternative energy.
A few months ago representatives from the agriculture, automotive, oil, and chemical industries, several leading laboratories, venture capitalists, sma
DateApril 06, 2015
Imagine the world two hundred years from now. What would it look like, what would be the predominant fuel? What would be the effeciency of that fuel?
We are moving into a new period, the quest for alternatves to crude oil has been quickening. Solar, wind and other renewable energies have been granted the support of our government through tax incentives and grants. Likely, these three sources alone will not be able to solve all of the planets fuel needs. Likely an effecient alternate is needed.
Algae has been referred to recently as a mircle fuel. We agree and will continue to search out information to support our opinions.
DateMarch 25, 2015
As a growing percentage of the population becomes more energy conscious and works to reduce its carbon footprint, solutions such as the electric car have become more common and more affordable. Yet for many families, buying a new car isn't a financially sound solution. With the recent interest and growth in green fuel alternatives, options for going green are on the rise.
What are Biofuels?
Biofuels include any fuel derived from biological materials, such as plants and animals. Unlike other renewable energy sources, the organic matter used to create biofuel can be broken down directly into a liquid state for immediate use. An increase in the
DateMarch 23, 2015
The Department of Energy has awarded Phycal more than 27.2 million in federal funding for the further exportation of Algae based biofuel. As part of its program to promote beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide, the Department of Energy awards companies funding to create green solutions to carbon dioxide problems.
Oil from algae, Algal oil, can be turned into a drop-in diesel or jet fuel that has significantly more versatility and lower distribution costs than ethanol. Integration of the dual ethanol/biofuel plant affords precious economies that are vital to turn out a cost-competitive fuel product.
For more about it please see this
DateMarch 22, 2015
SUMMARY - Please see DOE.Gov for more Details
This EA evaluates the environmental impacts of a proposal, through a cooperative agreement with Phycal, Inc. to partially fund implementing and evaluating new technology for the reuse of Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from industrial sources for green energy products. This project would use CO2 to grow algae for the production of algal oil and subsequent conversion to fuel. The project would generate reliable cost information and test data to access its viability for implementation at a future commercial scale. If approved, DOE would provide approximately 80 percent of the funding for the