- A sampling of green-tech news with quick commentary.
- Colorado company to take algae-based fuel to the next level--NYTimes.com
Solix Biofuels makes progress on scaling up algae photobioreactor.
- Pacific Ethanol Q3 loss reaches $54.9M--Sacramento Business Journal
More for ethanol companies, which blame volatile corn and ethanol prices for financial problems.
- The secret life of the Quercus Trust--Greentech Media
A look at quiet angel investor who puts money in clean energy and social start-ups.
- Carbon policy raising doubts over U.S. electric reliability--Platts
The primary concern here is the impact of "dashing" to natural gas to replace coal plants because of climate regulations.
- Green Energy Resources commences shipment of 20,000 tons of Hurricane Ike wood to power plant--press release
Fallen wood from hurricane fuels a Texas biomass plant that normally burns coal.
- Out with Tesla, in with Fisker--Los Angeles Times
Plug-in hybrid luxury car maker Fisker Automotive will open a design center in Pontiac, Mich., hiring 200 people, weeks after Tesla closes its Michigan office.
- House farm chief backs higher bio-blend--Reuters
A snapshot of the policy reactions to an ethanol business in trouble. Expect to hear more politicians push to boost ethanol concentration in gasoline to 15 percent to overcome the "blend wall."
- Making silicon less reflective--Technology Review
An indicator of the activity level in solar research, academics at Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute develop a coating that allows solar cells to absorb more light.
- Mitsubishi Ramps Up clean-tech commitment, BP bows out of U.K. wind energy efforts--GreenBiz.com
Mitsubishi boosts energy investments while BP redirects its wind business to the U.S. following Obama victory.