Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he'll push state legislators to spend millions to battle the massive algae bloom fouling some of the state's southern rivers and beaches.

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A Fort Myers company is putting its environmentally-friendly fuel on the market for Floridians. Algenol Biofuels is first to patent ethanol made from algae. It’s been developing this product for nine years. 

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Citing an uncertain regulatory environment, the Fort Myers-based company Algenol Biofuels is no longer looking to expand in Florida, taking thousands of potential future jobs to another state.