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Energy Department to industry: Here’s $8M, now (puleez!) innovate down the cost of algae

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Algae DHA: a fix for odor, taste and cost is on the way for...

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Aux Farms, Citoyens! France’s Bioeconomy Plan is a stirring call to action on jobs,...

It took a long time, but France in the past year published a national bioeconomy strategy and its national government has approved it. It’s...

Explosive new ICCT report says “offsets” will dominate “alternative fuels” in aviation

“Bulk of aviation emissions reductions will be achieved through carbon offsets,” not fuels, writes ICCT Slow scale-up foreseen for biofuels Challenges in feedstock costs ...

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