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BP tech team: Priority is to 'see' oil underwater

A "skunk works" team is considering a wide range of technologies to clean up oil in the Gulf, using ideas from outsiders at a scale never done before.

By July 22, 2010

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BP crowdsources Gulf clean-up technologies

Even as the world waits to see whether BP can permanently stem the flow of oil into the Gulf, the company is evaluating technologies to clean up the disaster.

By July 20, 2010

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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

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San Jose: Hub for a green-tech gold rush?

Mayor Chuck Reed is betting that San Jose, Calif., can become the world's clean-tech capital, whether in spite of or helped by a stagnating economy and high energy costs.

By August 4, 2008

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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

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Canadians tap algae to clean Alberta oil sands

CARS, Carbon Algae Recycling System, is a project that plans to use CO2 to grow algae that can clean toxins and make fuels.

By May 8, 2008