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Biodiesel Production via Transesterification using Nano-CaO Catalyst Derived from Egg Shell

Scientists from Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, have produced biodiesel from algae oil using nano calcium oxide as a catalyst. Nano calcium oxide was produced by calcinating egg shell powder with sonochemical reactor. Transesterification experiments were carried out using algae oil and hexane as a solvent. The results showed that CaO catalyst derived from egg […]

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Designer Yeast Makes Renewable Jet Fuel

Scientists at Amyris are making an experiment to produce jet fuel from sugar cane. This renewable fuel has the same energy density as the standard jet fuel. It is also advantageous as it has a lower freezing point, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and a renewable source when compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. Using synthetic biology, […]

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[ More ] March 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Solazyme Receives FDA GRAS No Questions Letter for High Oleic Algae Oil

Solazyme Inc. has received a favourable response from FDA for its notification that high oleic algae oil is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS) as an ingredient in food products under certain conditions. This will enable the company to create new products that meet the consumer demand for healthy, sustainable ingredients. Solazyme’s portfolio of high oleic […]

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[ More ] March 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Oils, Grants |

OriginOil Launches Smart Algae Harvester Product Line

OriginOil Inc. has launched the Smart Algae Harvester line of low-energy algae concentrators. The first model is the A25, a workhorse algae harvester designed for scale-up testing and initial production. It can harvest up to 25 litres per minute or up to 36,000 litres of algae cultivation water every day.  The concentrate produced can have […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation |

Scientists Find Malaria Vaccine from Algae

Researchers at University of California have produced a malarial vaccine candidate from algae that prevents the transmission of the parasite from host to mosquito. They introduced  Pfs25 (a protein found on the surface of malaria parasite’s reproductive cells) gene, into the algae to produce the properly folded Pfs25 protein. Antibodies against the Pfs25 protein can halt […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Pharmaceuticals, Research, University Research |

Merrick Signs with Genifuel for Reliance Industries Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System

Merrick & Company has signed with Genifuel Corporation to provide the design and commissioning of the hydrothermal processing pilot system for Reliance Industries. The system will process whole algae into biocrude, fuel gas and usable by-products, thereby doubling the yield of biofuels from algae and reducing the cost of production by 86%. The system uses […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in algae oil production, Algae-Fuel, Biofuel, Companies |

Wavelength-selective Plasmonics for Enhanced Cultivation of Microalgae

Scientists from Canada have conducted an experiment to increase the growth rate of microalgae in photobioreactors using plasmonic substrate. Modular photobioreactors were constructed with different reflective substrates including arrays of plasmonic nanodisks, broadband reflectors, and untreated glass. The results showed that the growth rate of microalgae increased greatly when grown in photobioreactors equipped with the […]

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Algenol Gets $25 Million Funding From BioFields

Algenol LLC has received a $25 million investment from BioFields for biofuel production from algae. This investment provides Algenol an opportunity to shift is concentration more towards commercialization. Algenol also plans to convert the left-over algal biomass into cellulosic diesel and jet fuel drop-ins. Source

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[ More ] February 16th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Oil-Companies, Biofuel |

ISG Health Creates New Algae-based Nutraceutical Products

International Sustainability Group, Inc., has created its new algae product line under the name AlgaeUPTM. AlgaeUPTM will be initially manufacturing three new products – AlgaeUP™ Energy Bar, AlgaeUP™ Energy Drink mix and AlgaeUP™ supplement capsules. All the three products have been made by using spirulina as the main ingredient along with other ingredients like vegetable […]

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Novel Internal Mixers to improve the Performance of PBRs

Scientists from China have developed a novel mixer to improve the performance of flat-plate photobioreactors. The effects of the mixer were theoretically evaluated using computational flow dynamics. The results showed maximum biomass concentration in the PBRs, thus proving that they highly applicable for high-efficiency cultivation of microalgae. Source

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[ More ] February 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors |

Scientists find New Beneficial Algal Species

Two new bloom-forming algal species, Ulva paschima Bast, and Cladophora goensis Bast have been discovered off the west coast of India. The two species are endemic and have the ability to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce global warming. The main criteria used to discover these species is a mix of morphological as well as molecular […]

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ISGP forms Subsidiary to Market Algae Based Nutraceutical Products

International Sustainability Group, Inc. an innovative green technology company has formed a subsidiary, ISG Health, to commercialize natural health products. This newly formed subsidiary will help ISG to enter the health and wellness market place. The nutraceutical products are being produced in ISG’s recently acquired nutraceutical manufacturing plants in Peru. Source

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[ More ] February 10th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, nutraceuticals |

Scientists Find New Process for Algae Oil Production

Scientists at PNNL have created a new process for the production of biocrude oil from algae in a few minutes. The process uses heat and pressure to change the algae to biocrude oil by chemical and physical reactions. The biocrude can later be converted to aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel by using conventional refining technology. […]

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Research Finds Cyanobacterium for Biotech Applications

Researchers from Washington University have found a fast growing cyanobacterial strain called Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973 capable of competing with the growth of other contaminating strains and also eventually to synthesize large quantities of biofuels or other valuable products. The newly identified strain is also very useful for quick experimental work due to its rapid […]

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New Microalgae for Biofuel Production

Scientists from Japan and France have found a new microalgae Fistulifera solaris, as an emerging promising candidate for next-generation biofuel technology. The alga was first identified from the samples taken at the junction of two rivers in Japan. Scientists have elucidated the underpinnings of simultaneous growth and oil production by sequencing the genomes of Fistulifera solaris […]

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[ More ] February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oils, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

Algae Biomass Organization Kicks Off Planning for 2015 Algae Biomass Summit

The Algae Biomass Organization has announced that the ninth annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held in Washington DC from September 30 to October 2 at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. ABO is now accepting abstracts and proposals for keynote speakers, panel presentations and poster sessions. The event will showcase technologies and algae derived products […]

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[ More ] January 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Companies, Corporates |

Researchers Produce Two Biofuels from Single Algae

Researchers from Western Washington University have exploited an unusual class of chemical compounds from algae to produce two different algae products simultaneously from single algae. They have found that alkenones which are fat compounds produced by the algal species Isochrysis has the potential to be used as a fuel source. Apart from producing biodiesel from the species, […]

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[ More ] January 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, University Research |

OriginOil Joins Idaho National Laboratory in Project Proving Algae for Biofuels

OriginOil Inc. a developer of Electro Water Separation is collaborating with Idaho National Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy in a project to focus on the development and implementation of novel approaches to improve the efficiency in algal biofuels production. The two companies have jointly submitted a proposal titled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts (TABB)”which […]

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[ More ] January 29th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Companies |

Algenol Launches Algae Fuels Demonstration Project in India

Algenol and Reliance Industries have successfully launched India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the world’s largest refinery, Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. The main aim of the project is to demonstrate the rapid growth of Algenol system in India and the ways in which integration of refinery operations is to be […]

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[ More ] January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Algae Industry in 2014 – A Review of AIM’s and Oilgae’s Comprehensive Perspectives

Algae Industry Magazine had recently covered in great detail the growth and happening in the algae industry in 2014. This was an excellent three part blog posts. (For full details, read the blog posts from here – part 1, part 2 and part 3) I had the opportunity to read all these in detail, and […]

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Biodiesel Production via Transesterification Using Calcium Methoxide as Catalyst

Researchers from Malaysia have produced a high grade biodiesel by using lipids derived from the microalgae Nannochloropsis oculata. The production was done via transesterification process with methanol and using calcium methoxide as a catalyst. The biodiesel produced by this method had a high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids as thus was suitable as a winter […]

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[ More ] January 7th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Functionalized Core–Shell Nanoparticles as a Better Microalgae Harvester

A team of researchers from Taiwan synthesised core-shell Fe3O4@silica magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with a strong base, triazabicyclodecene (TBD) for harvesting and conversion of microalgae to biodiesel. Under optimal conditions, the biodiesel yield was upto 97.1%. In addition, these TBD-Fe3O4@silica nanoparticles were found to act as efficient algae harvester due to their adsorption and magnetic properties. […]

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[ More ] January 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Microalgae with Higher Lipid Content from Backwaters

A team of researchers from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India, has isolated microalgae capable of producing biodiesel. The microalgae named Prymnesium parvum has high content phosphates and nitrates, and is found in the backwaters of Cochin. The Prymnesium parvum contains 26% of lipids, and can be grown in mass production systems without […]

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[ More ] December 29th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

Report on Algae-based CO2 Sequestration

Thousands of CO2 emitting power plants and industries are facing a major problem of reducing their CO2 emissions. The best solution for this problem is algae-based CO2 capture technology. This technology is dealt with in detail in Oilgae’s Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based CO2 Capture The report- focuses on carbon dioxide sequestration opportunities using algae and […]

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[ More ] December 27th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in CO2-Sequestration |

Attractive Algae Non-Fuels Products and Business Opportunities

Algae are one of the most useful organisms being used in diverse industries and applications. More than 15,000 individual compounds have been identified in microalgae which are believed to be responsible for producing numerous useful products. Several high-value microalgae products are already well established in the market place and there are clear opportunities for additional new […]

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[ More ] December 26th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications |

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