Alaska joins other airlines in the move toward using biofuel blends for commercial flights to save energy and reduce emissions.
Investor Steve Jurvetson is bullish on green innovation because entrepreneurs can tap into the rapid advances in genetic engineering and IT.
Algae-based projects received much of the latest round in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants set aside for alternative fuel projects.
The Mark V engine made by Cyclone Power Technologies is to be redesigned for the defense company in a new "MantaRay" version.
PetroAlgae looks to raise $200 million for algae-growing equipment, although making fuel from algae cost-effectively has proved elusive.
Solazyme signs contract to provide additional 150,000 gallons of algae-derived advanced biofuels to U.S. military by 2011.
Many companies have tried to make fuel and food products from algae, but Solazyme's unique approach has helped accentuate its potential for commercializing algae biofuels.
The company, one of many seeking to use CO2 as an ingredient, is developing a process to combine natural gas and carbon dioxide to make gasoline.
Biotech start-up receives a patent for a process where genetically engineered cyanobacteria make hydrocarbons directly during growth.
New partnership with biotech firm Synthetic Genomics paves way for ExxonMobile to research and develop next-gen biofuels from algae.