Archive for June, 2009

Solazyme Funding Surpasses $76 Million

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oil production company and leader in algal synthetic biology, announced that it has surpassed $76 million in funding, which includes a $57 million Series C financing round that just closed. Solazyme uses microalgae biotechnology to produce clean and scalable fuels, “green” chemicals, edible oils and health and wellness products.

Europe’s alternative energy industry feeling the heat

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Across Germany’s Solar Valley and beyond, the story is the same, despite the subsidies and the continuing rhetoric from Berlin about the threat from global warming. Workers are struggling with lower pay and are being hit not just by a global recession but by a crisis in an industry whose potential was once considered almost limitless.

Editorial: The green jobs revolution

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Wind and waste.

That’s what will lead the way for Muskegon into the green jobs industry. But it’s going to take a conscious effort to join the revolution.

Alternative energy blowing in the wind

Monday, June 8th, 2009

WASHINGTON — Louisiana’s third-oldest settlement could become the state’s first to have a wind turbine, bringing it closer to energy independence and ahead of a nationwide call for increased use of renewable resources.

Solar, Minnesota energy

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Imagine gliding along University Avenue in a light-rail car powered by solar-generated electricity and spotting solar energy panels on nearly every rooftop you pass. Better still, imagine that one of the buildings outside your window is a manufacturing site for solar panels, employing hundreds of workers.