Monday, July 20, 2009

Algae Fuel

Exxon Mobil is investing possibly $600 million with Craig Venter's Synthetic Genomics on the effort to gather fuel from algae. Synthetic Genomics scientists are modifying algae to take in more carbon dioxide and put out more lipids, with the hope of providing large-scale, homegrown, sustainable and less polluting biofuel.

(photo credit: Craig Venter, Eyevine, economist.com)