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Algae Alimony: Obama donors stand to profit from presidentís latest green energy fixation
Free Beacon ^ | 3/20/12 | ndrew Stiles -

Posted on 03/20/2012 7:56:24 PM PDT by Nachum

President Obama’s most recent green energy fixation—algae—may suffer from the accusations of cronyism that have plagued his broader effort to promote non-fossil fuel energy sources through massive federal subsidies.

Solazyme, a San Francisco-based firm that specializes in the plant matter, has received more than $25 million in federal grants and contracts as part of Obama administration’s controversial stimulus package, and is poised to receive millions more as part of the president’s recent efforts to promote green biofuels such as algae.

The firm employs a former member of the Obama-Biden transition team who, according to one online bio, “played a key role in developing the energy provisions in the economic stimulus bill.”

TJ Glauthier, who is listed as a “strategic adviser” and corporate board member, previously held a number of high-ranking posts in the Clinton Administration, including deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Glauthier’s bio on the Solazyme website used to note that he “focused primarily on the energy portion of the economic stimulus bill,” but has since been amended to remove all reference to his work in the Obama administration.

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1 posted on 03/20/2012 7:56:35 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 03/20/2012 7:57:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Nachum

Algae fuel $425.00 a gallon ?

3 posted on 03/20/2012 7:59:31 PM PDT by molson209
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To: molson209
Algae fuel $425.00 a gallon ?

More expensive than European gas. We win!!!

4 posted on 03/20/2012 8:11:20 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

San Diego has been using algae for years to decompose raw sewage.

5 posted on 03/20/2012 8:18:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum

I predict the firm will soon go belley up, and the slime will make off with the taxpayers millions.

If it were economically feasible, the free market would be doing it.

6 posted on 03/20/2012 8:35:58 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (A free counttry and a lying media are incompatible.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie; Nachum; ExTexasRedhead; MinuteGal; Matchett-PI; M Kehoe; Bob Ireland
"...If it were economically feasible, the free market would be doing it..."

That applies to every failure that 0zero has tried to foist upon us.

C'mon - how many times to you get to use the word 'foist'? ..............................................................FRegards

7 posted on 03/20/2012 9:41:32 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: gonzo

Algae tech may someday power our vehicles, if we run out of oil and natural gas, and if we can get past the inevitable enviro lawsuits. The operative word is “someday”, as in not anytime soon.
It’s about one half-step better than the unicorn sweat and glitter we’re encouraged to use now.

8 posted on 03/21/2012 5:37:08 AM PDT by steve8714 (Clay...Carnahan...who is the least of these?)
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