Biofuel Beatdown

On November 9, 2009, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “U.S. Biofuel Boom Running on Empty”, which presented a blistering across-the-board slam on biofuels. Perhaps more interesting than the WSJ article itself was an email reaction I received from a prominent energy tech venture capitalist with keen visibility into […]

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A Quick Take on Joule Biotechnologies

On August 31, 2009, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

by Gypsy Achong Joule Biotechnologiesʼ recent press release has stimulated a bit of excitement and speculation on their technology, including by our own blogger Paul O’Callaghan. A quick look at Joule Biotechnologiesʼ patent filing suggests that they are engineering a fast growing bacterium – Escherichia coli – capable of converting light and carbon dioxide into […]

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Joule Biotech Sun-Powered Fuel – Biofuel Vs Solar PV

On August 16, 2009, in Blog, by Paul O`Callaghan

There was much furore recently surrounding the story ‘Joule Biotech comes out of stealth with sun-powered biofuel’.The premise is that the technology can take solar energy and use it to convert carbon dioxide directly into fuel. A one stop-shop to soak up carbon dioxide and produce a biofuel.Having dug into it a little, the conclusion […]

The Efficacy of Biofuels from Algae on

On May 23, 2009, in Blog, by Neal Dikeman

I usually don’t do this, but a couple of days ago we had a post on’s Linked In group around algal processes, feedstocks, and the recent DOE solicitation, that engendered a lively discussion, in part taking off from the recent demise of Green Fuels. While many of you know I am not personally a […]

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What’s It All About, Algae?

On October 28, 2008, in Blog, by Richard T. Stuebi

by Richard T. Stuebi One of the hottest areas of cleantech investor activity in the past year has been algae. Yes, algae. More specifically, technologies that enable the production of fuels from algae. The concept is premised on the fact that algae is a rapidly-growing organism that converts sunlight and atmospheric carbon dioxide to produce […]

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