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Bionavitas speeds algae growth with 'light rods'

Algae farming start-up Bionavitas is planning on raising tens of millions of dollars to commercialize technique for bringing more light into algae bioreactors and ponds.

By February 25, 2009


They got their green-tech bill. So now what?

Green-tech companies are in for the stimulus of a lifetime. But proponents also know the risks of a bureaucratic boondoggle.

March 5, 2009


Start-up enlists algae for toxic clean-up, fuel

Bionavitas is making a long-term bet on cheap biodiesel from algae. But more promising today is "bioremediation," or using algae to treat polluted waste water.

By May 5, 2008


Race to algae-based biodiesel heats up

PetroAlgae, Bionavitas, and others bet that algae will replace soy as a feedstock for biodiesel. The question is which, out of many companies, will develop a cost-effective technology first.

By May 2, 2008


Green-tech news harvest: McCain on climate, biofuels scorecard

Also: IBM teraflops for the climate; Duke Energy's $100 million solar plan; how much sun to replace gas?; and the carbon footprint of eating farm animals.

By May 13, 2008