June 2012

Solar Impulse is a solar aircraft which flew over the Mediterranean Sea and landed safely at Rabat-Sale in Morocco. This is one of many solar initiatives and innovations by the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN). Morocco is a Mediterranean country at the north shores of Africa.

Algae biodiesel

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by Peter Kay on June 10, 2012

Algae are a diverse group of simple organisms that are usually autotrophic. During the oil crisis in 1978 US investigated the possibility of algae being an alternative fuel to fossil ones. Ever since research is being carried out but the recent increase in oil prices has reheated interest for the production of biodiesel from algae.

The investment firm Goldman Sachs has announced that it will invest 40 Billion USD in the renewable energy arena. The investment has a 10 year horizon and it is certainly not the first investment stream by the investment giant.