I have been watching as scientist scramble to genetically craft algae to “grow” oil which is then harvested.

But another company has taken a different route. Algenol Biofuels has crafted algae to act as a process to produce ethanol.

Uses light, carbon dioxide and saltwater (three very abundant items) to create usable, portable energy.  And it desalinates the water to boot.

This is one to watch.

Algae Update:  Algae technology is heating up. Exxon is investing in a company called Synthetic Genomics that has created algae that produces oil and then excretes it:

-Tech Dennis