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PetroSun Drilling Forms Algae BioFuels Subsidiary PetroSun Drilling Forms Algae BioFuels Subsidiary Algae BioFuels will engage in the research and development of algae cultivation as an feedstock in the production of biodiesel. The R&D and production facilities for Algae BioFuels will be based in Arizona and Australia. Research is currently being conducted to determine the utilization of microalgae in fuel production, with applications being developed for biodiesel, ethanol, methanol, methane and even hydrogen. Independent studies have demonstrated that algae is capable of producing 30 times more oil per acre than the current crops now utilized for the production of biofuels. Algae biofuel contains no sulfur, is non-toxic and highly biodegradable. The Office of Fuels Development, a division of the Department of Energy, funded a program from 1978 through 1996 under the National Renewable Energy Laboratory known as the Aquatic Species Program. PetroSun’s formation of Algae BioFuels is a forward-looking strategy. Resources:

Life Inspirations 3919 164 160 618 1223 124 1130 443 1204 266 416 688 123 290 171 1012 111 126 1767 1806 134 3125 1424 1998 473 273 2152 538 1736 841 516 451 758 811 5021 2764 2246 3018 2375 Typography Captures the Essence of Four Great Cities [Video] | Co.Design If you've ever been young and alone in a foreign country, we're betting you'll melt after watching "Live The Language," a series of videos which combine exquisite typography and playful visuals to cinematically capture the joy (and uncertainty, and terror, and everything else) of learning a new language in a strange city. Take the video for Paris, for example. Jean-Luc Godard famously said that all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun, but after watching this and literally tearing up at the end, I propose an amendment: all you need is a girl and a font. The films' luscious imagery comes courtesy of cinematographer Niklas Johansson, but the type -- by Barcelona-based designer and art director Albin Holmqvist -- is what truly makes them magical. Of course, shooting in the most glamorous and fascinating cities on earth never hurts a film's chances, either.

Jan Gehl, Copenhagen and Good Cities | Cities for People Michael O'Hare - April 10, 2009 “A good city is like a good party – people stay much longer than really necessary because they are enjoying themselves” So says Jan Gehl, the Danish architect who has been the brains behind Copenhagen’s transformation to a City for People and now advises New York City. So what is a Good City? Jan Gehl describes types of activities that happen in cities in his excellent study of Adelaide: Necessary Activities (Things we have to do)Optional Activities (Things we want to do)Social Activities (Interacting with others) A Good City makes Necessary Activities enjoyable, and makes it as easy and pleasant as possible to do both Optional and Social Activities. Nyhavn, Copenhagen - Great for Optional and Social Activities Come back next week and I’ll describe how Jan Gehl suggests the transformation to a good city can happen. What do you think of Jan Gehl’s ideas?

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