San Diego algal-fuel developers seek more government support

08/22/2010 | Voice of San Diego

Synthetic Genomics, Sapphire Energy, Verenium and Kent BioEnergy are among the algae-based biofuel developers in San Diego that have raised millions of dollars from private investors, including oil giants ExxonMobil and BP. But while private investors have given strong backing for algal fuels, the government's support for the emerging technology "is very inadequate," said Tim Zenk, Sapphire Energy vice president of corporate affairs.

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