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Algae fuel maker PetroAlgae files to go public

PetroAlgae looks to raise $200 million for algae-growing equipment, although making fuel from algae cost-effectively has proved elusive.

By August 11, 2010


PetroAlgae signs deal with Indian Oil

Another Big Oil company looks to build large-scale production facilities for generating biofuel from algae.

By November 5, 2009


PetroAlgae still sees green in pond scum

Even with the demise of an algae biofuel pioneer this week, PetroAlgae and others are sticking with it because they believe in algae's advantages over other feedstocks.

By May 15, 2009


Algae oil could dent U.S. oil imports, report says

The United States has enough land in water-rich climates to safely become a serious algae oil producer without damaging water supply.

By April 14, 2011


Advanced biofuels maker Gevo files to go public

Gevo seeks to scale up its process of using plants to make isobutanol, a renewable hydrocarbon that can be used to make chemicals and liquid fuels, including jet fuel.

By August 13, 2010


Week in review: Microsoft getting lucky with 7?

Sales and usage of new OS are up, while Intel attracts additional antitrust attention. Also: AT&T has a lawyer for that app ad.

By November 6, 2009


ExxonMobil to make fuel from algae

New partnership with biotech firm Synthetic Genomics paves way for ExxonMobile to research and develop next-gen biofuels from algae.

By July 14, 2009


Aurora's algae payoff: $50 a barrel, plus a price on carbon

Can algae be a competitive biodiesel feedstock with oil below $50 a barrel? Aurora Biofuels new CEO says yes, once there's a price on carbon emissions.

By March 4, 2009


Algae front-runner GreenFuel slashes staff

GreenFuel Technologies, one of the only algae companies to boast an actual customer, has cut its staff by half to "weather the economic storm."

By January 13, 2009


Year in review: Green-tech growing pains

More people and companies are getting on the clean-tech bandwagon, but the financial crisis and falling fossil-fuel prices have cooled the frenzied pace of innovation.

December 29, 2008