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Algae Biofuels

Signing the Paris accord a step forward

Posted: April 22, 2016 by Suzanne McCarron

The signatures are on the agreement hammered out at COP21.

Focus on Technology: Advanced biofuels

Posted: February 26, 2016 by Suzanne McCarron

Can a “Big Oil” company investigate the promise of biofuels?

The “magic” of technology

Posted: January 18, 2016 by Suzanne McCarron

One thing we give a lot of thought to at ExxonMobil is technology.

ExxonMobil’s advanced biofuels research

Posted: November 24, 2015 by Vijay Swarup

Why have we committed hundreds of millions of dollars to algae research?

Algae biofuels update

Posted: April 21, 2011 by Emil Jacobs

In the nearly two years since we first announced our alliance with Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), we’ve made good progress in our research aimed at developing next-generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Basically, we are working to identify and develop strains of algae that could produce refinery feedstocks for the production of transportation fuels. We also need to design and engineer the systems to do this at scale. It’s a big program, and it will take time.

When we made the announcement last year that we had teamed with Synthetic Genomics Inc. to research biofuels from algae, we raised a lot of eyebrows. Many applauded our investment. Some were skeptical about our commitment. One year has passed, and I’m excited to say we’re entering the next phase of our program. Today, we announced the opening of a new state-of-the art greenhouse facility at the SGI headquarters in La Jolla, Calif.

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