The Story

Companies hoping to turn algae until a commercially viable fuel source are attracting funding from everyone from big name venture capital to big oil, even when investors are harder to come by in the biotech world.

The Reason

It could be both environmentally responsible and profitable.

The Bigger Picture

The trend is especially important here, where leaders are hoping to make San Diego a green-energy hub and researchers and private companies are searching for a way to make algae-based fuel financially viable.

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