Archive for May, 2009

A reader of this blog recently posted a series of questions asking my thoughts about the prospects of algae-based biofuels. I have decided my answers might be of interest to you, so I am posting the questions and my responses here: What are advantages and disadvantages of using algae biofuel? The jury is still out […]

As I mentioned in an earlier post, UCSD is reorganizing the Beyster Institute. If you haven’t visited the Institute’s website lately, you should take some time to have a look. The people there are doing good things in the areas of entrepreneurship and employee ownership, which as you know are two things I am very […]

Plans are underway to accompany Craig Venter on part of his expedition on Sorcerer II to find new forms of life in the oceans for his genomics work. This will probably occur in July 2009. In the meantime, I will be planning a shorter trip up the California coast on Solutions with Andy Allen to […]

I just read an interesting article in the Union-Tribune about a cooperative research program underway in San Diego and Imperial Valley to create biofuels and other products from algae. The project will use the pond method for production and it sounds promising. Last week was busy for me. On Monday we met with members of […]


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