SmartPlanet: Growing algae to produce renewable oils [video]

SmartPlanet: Growing algae to produce renewable oils [video]

Summary: Will algae fuel the car of tomorrow? Harrison Dillon, CTO of Solazyme is growing strains of algae to produce various kinds of renewable oils.

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Will algae fuel the car of tomorrow? Harrison Dillon, CTO of Solazyme is growing strains of algae to produce various kinds of renewable oils. He hopes that over the next few years, people will start consuming algae derived products like gasoline, household cleaners, and makeup without ever realizing it.

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  • Interesting

    thx Larry for covering Harrison and Solazyme. Solazyme visited us at
    Stanford as well this past spring. Its amazing what they do. Solazyme's
    fuel i think will definetely make a big change in our life. thx for
    covering this subject.

    I'd be very curious to hear more about their process and when they
    will actually hit the markets as perhaps one of the only companies
    who can produce fuel at scale without really occupying tones of acres.
    Maybe the first fuel will sell from SF :)

    Do you know if they have any other products? Because if you can make
    fuel from algae, you can for sure make many goodies.
    StanfordEnergy