Tag Archives: algae

Turning pollution into fuel

To ease into the groove of the revived Natural Patriot, I’m starting with the easy stuff: some of the arguably noteworthy developments that transpired during the touch-and-go months of social-networking coma. First up: the latest on our algal biofuel project, … Continue reading

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Our one minute and 54 seconds seconds of fame

OK, fame would be overstating it, even on a local level. But we did get air. At any rate, Check out last night’s green energy link on WVEC-TV 13. Now it’s looking forward to actually doing the work . . … Continue reading

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Algae to the rescue: the egg hatches

[Over the last year, through a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, euphoria and despair, exciting breaks, wild goose chases, dead ends, dark nights of the soul, and so on, we have been working to develop a project to employ … Continue reading

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The future of auto fuel is green . . . and slimy?

Not so long ago, biofuels seemed like the holy grail we’d all been looking for.  After the euphoria came the hangover, including a pounding headache about the side-effects of cultivating corn and oil palm. And now we’re faced with trying … Continue reading

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Pond scum to the rescue

Mysterious organisms, greenhouse gas reduction, a lucrative business opportunity, and a new type of fuel.  All in one package!  What more could you ask?  Well, it’s also green, literally. This is the new promise of that lowly, misunderstood life form, … Continue reading

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