AIM Interview: Senator Tom Udall

AIM Interview: Senator Tom Udall

New Mexico Senator Tom Udall has on his desk a couple of objects he likes to share with young student leaders who tour the Senate offices in Washington, D.C. He says to them, “I want to show you what your future is about,” and then hands them a little solar panel…

Algae 101 Part Six: Algal Classification

Algae 101 Part Six: Algal Classification

Algae are living plants that break the rules for plant classification because they evolved in many different forms—cells, multicellular plants, bacteria and in nearly infinite combinations. While the various species…

AIM Interview: NREL’s Al Darzins

AIM Interview: NREL’s Al Darzins

Dr. Al Darzins joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL, www.nrel.gov) in the fall of 2005. As a principal group manager he leads the research of the Applied Sciences Group in the National Bioenergy Center (NBC), a multidisciplinary research…

Algae 101 Part Five: Why Have Algae Remained Largely Undiscovered?

Algae 101 Part Five: Why Have Algae Remained Largely Undiscovered?

Algae remain the most undiscovered and underdeveloped organism on Earth. A common algae question is: If algae have so much potential, why has less than 1% of its potential been realized?

EADS Debuts First Algae-Powered Aircraft

The European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) flew the first aircraft powered solely by algae-based biofuel today at the ILA Airshow in Berlin as part of the daily flying display…

AIM Interview: Solazyme’s Harrison Dillon

AIM Interview: Solazyme’s Harrison Dillon

Seven years ago two former college roommates set up shop in a Palo Alto garage, with the mission of becoming the first company to develop commercial algae-based fuel. They built their business…