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Algae-based fuels, like nuclear fusion, are one of those ostensibly planet-saving technologies that have been “just around the corner” for 30-plus years. In that time, investors have come and gone (usually without their money). Most recent was ExxonMobil, which bailed on a decade of work on algae earlier this year. But, also like fusion, genuine breakthroughs in commercializing algae climate solutions might really be around the corner this time — just not for the same end uses that were once the focus.
Also today, a scoop on a new climate priority for Congressional Democrats, and why the maker of Fiats and Jeeps is hedging its bets on EV battery chemistry.
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