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Diesel fuel from pond scum?

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posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 11:33 AM
It seems Chevron has taken an interest in a company that is perfecting the technology that makes diesel fuel from algae. Using a process that is similar to brewing beer, the company hopes to make commercialy avalible bio diesel in 2-3 years.

Solazyme, a Bay Area startup that makes diesel fuel from algae, said Tuesday that it will work with oil giant Chevron Corp. to perfect its technology.

The two companies revealed few details about their agreement, including the amount of money involved.

But the alliance highlights the growing interest in using algae as a fuel source, an idea that has been discussed for decades but has never fully left the

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