Propel and Solazyme say customers loved algae-derived biofuel in their cars in a 30-day test – but can it scale up (and be price competitive)?
The wind power industry wasn’t the only renewable energy winner in the fiscal cliff deal that cleared Congress late Tuesday – biofuels also scored.
The Senate rejects a measure that would have banned the Defense Department from buying alternative fuels that were more expensive than conventional fuels.
Four Propel Fuels stations in the Bay Area are offering Solazyme’s algae-based diesel blend for a month, a retail first.
The USS Ford sails from its homeport in Everett, Wash., to San Diego using 25,000 gallons of Solazyme’s algae-based fuel blended 50-50 with military diesel.
In the Navy’s latest biofuel endeavor, it’s collaborating with Maersk in testing algae-based biofuel on a container ship en route from Northern Europe to India.
The U.S. Navy is paying $12 million for biofuels to be used to power ships and aircraft during big military exercises off Hawaii next summer.
An unmanned destroyer makes a 17-hour trek up the California coast using a 50-50 blend of algae-derived, hydro-processed algal oil and standard petroleum fuel.
United subsidiary Continental flies Houston to Chicago using fuel derived from algae oil, while Alaska plans 75 biofuel flights beginning Wednesday.