By Nicholas Zeman
Iowa State University's Plant Sciences Institute is genetically modifying Chlamydomonas, an alga whose genome is already mapped out. Algae start-ups have scoured the earth for attractive-high-oil or fast-growing-breeds. But researchers applying the manipulative power of biotechnology, through which multiple desirable traits can be stacked in the same strain, intend to create that which nature did not.
By John Kennedy
Despite being a late entrant to the world of biodiesel, Argentina has not only embraced the potential of this renewable energy, but also, through efficiency and innovation, is fast becoming a global standard-bearer for the sector. With growing demand in Europe and other countries such as China, as well as a vibrant domestic market, Argentina enjoys the best of both worlds, presenting huge opportunities for investors.