DOE Announces Up to $8 Million in Funding To Enable Breakthroughs in Algal Biofuels (7/11/2017)
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for three projects that aim to reduce the cost of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. The projects—which will receive up to $8 million—will deliver biology-focused breakthroughs and high-impact tools and techniques to increase the productivity of algal organisms and cultures, these projects will also enable accelerated future innovations in algal biofuels and bioproducts and further DOE's mission to support the development of U.S. bioeconomy.
Volvo to Phase Out Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2019 (7/5/2017)
Volvo announced that by 2019 it will only be producing electric and hybrid vehicles, making it the first major car company to do so. This bold commitment to alternative fuel vehicles could possibly signal the beginning of a transition from traditional engines to alternative ones. With it becoming more expensive to manufacture combustion engines that meet rigorous air pollution standards, perhaps more companies will follow in Volvo's footsteps. Between 2019 and 2021 the company will introduce five new electric vehicles. Check out this article.