Biofuels versus Fossil Fuels (Biotechnology and Society 2016)

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Everyone: Algal biofuels

Algal biofuels

Required Reading/Viewing

  1. [1] ExxonMobil Bets $600 Million on Algae
  2. [2] Is There Still a Role for Oil Companies in Renewables?
  4. [3] Can we save the algae biofuel industry? Watch the 3-minute ALGAE.TEC video embedded in the page.
  5. [4] Solazyme

Additional information

  1. Sapphire Sapphire Energy company video

// Promotional video for a company pursuing algal biofuels and bioproducts. Watch on YouTube.

  1. [5] DOE Algal Biofuels
  2. [6] All about
  3. [7] – Genetic engineering of algae for enhanced biofuel production.
  4. YouTube – INEOS INEOS Bio company video
  1. [8] Energy from floating algae ponds

1. Algal Biofuels

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

1. Cellulosic Ethanol

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [9] An overview of second generation biofuel technologies 19963372

// Review of technology and issues related to cellulosic ethanol. Skim the article for key details.

  1. [10] DOE Cellulosic Ethanol – also click around the other ethanol links
  2. [11] For Cellulosic Ethanol Makers, The Road Ahead Is Still Uphill
  1. [12] UT Switchgrass Research

2. Deep Water Horizon Bioremediation

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [13] Slick Solution: How Microbes Will Clean Up the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
  2. [14] How Microbes Helped Clean BP's Oil Spill – watch the video and read the captions in the video.
  3. [15] MicrobeWiki – Microbial Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

3. Frackibacter

Extra Links for the Policy Czar

  1. [16] New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells.
  2. [17] Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales