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R&D: Algae holds potential as stockfeed source, methane-reducing agent

Researchers working on the potential production and use of algae as both a feed source and a means of reducing livestock methane emissions have filed a patent on a species of algae found to have powerful methane-reducing properties. The patent for the use of a species of red macro algae to reduce methane emissions in […]

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Aurora Algae expands test facility in South Texas

Aurora Algae is expanding its south Texas testing facility with four one-acre algae cultivation ponds and a harvesting system for potential commercial production. The company chose this location due to its arid climate, prime for algae agriculture. “We have successfully tested our algae cultivation system in countries around the world, including Australia, India, Italy, Mexico and […]

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[ More ] April 13th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Harvesting, Companies |

Beautiful photos of microscopic algae

No, you aren’t looking at images through a kaleidoscope. These mandala-like images show algae at the cellular level in a rare blend of art and science. Collected by The California Academy of Sciences, these are the most common type of phytoplankton, called diatoms. They are among the smallest organisms on Earth, representing up to two million […]

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[ More ] April 13th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae |

Scripps, UCSD algae biofuel programs rated top in US by DOE

Fossil fuel use, even with the environmental and economic security challenges it poses, remains the dominant source of energy in the U.S. But its 80-percent share of the energy supply could be diminished in as little as five years. Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego are taking the lead in developing an energy […]

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[ More ] April 11th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Enthusiastic entrepreneur places big bet on algae

Paul Woods has done the math, and the magic number is $1.27. The entrepreneur behind Algenol has calculated it’ll cost that much to produce a gallon of algae fuel using his technology. It’s a cost that will allow Algenol to compete in a marketplace dominated by petroleum. And it’s the number that’ll make recycling industrial […]

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[ More ] April 11th, 2014 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae Oils, Algae-Biodiesel |

Confirming Potential for Commercial Algae Cultivation, Aurora Algae Expands Operation in South Texas

Following six months of testing and evaluation, Aurora Algae has confirmed the potential for commercial-scale algae cultivation in South Texas, and is expanding its test facility, beginning with four, one-acre cultivation ponds and a harvesting system. Aurora Algae operated a demonstration-scale algae cultivation facility in Karratha, Western Australia, for over two-and-a-half years, successfully demonstrating production […]

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Global Algae Biofuel Technologies Market Report- 2014-2018

Governments in various countries including the US, Italy, China, Germany, and India have been funding biofuel projects, and have introduced incentives and subsidies to vendors that produce biofuels. For instance, the US has announced a stimulus package of US$100 billion to develop clean, alternative, and renewable technologies. The US Government has also introduced its Renewable Fuels Reinvestment Act, which proposes an extension […]

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Top Algae DHA Innovator Sells 100% Algae Oil to Pharmas at Lower Price, Higher Quality

Source-Omega announced today it has opened several new pharmaceutical sales accounts this year with their true 50 percent DHA algae oil. The key to their success is expertise in the lipid biochemistry of algae oil, which has helped train the oil to create new trade positions. A new algae oil supply was launched two years […]

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Ecover adopting algae-based laundry liquid to cut palm oil use

People will soon be able to wash their clothes using a cleaning product derived from algae, a more sustainable source than the palm oil that is currently used in most detergents. Ecover, the green cleaning company, will launch the algae-based laundry liquid in Europe later in 2014, as part of its pledge to ultimately replace […]

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Canadian Companies Shaping the Future of Cleantech – Pond Biofuels – A Case Study

Pond Biofuels can trace its beginnings to President Jimmy Carter and the oil crisis of the 1970s. In the face of oil shortages, Carter launched an ambitious initiative to find alternative fuel sources. While most of the money was earmarked for more orthodox renewable energy programs like solar and wind, the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA, Canada |

Algae Biomass Organization’s 2014 Algae Industry Survey Shows Optimism, Continued Job Creation and Increased Commercialization

A new survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) broadly shows an industry that is growing, from increased production of biomass and oils, to increased hiring, to a wider variety of end products. The survey was conducted in March 2014 and includes more than 280 responses from companies and individuals involved in […]

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[ More ] March 30th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae oil production, Algae-Energy |

Researchers asked to give up efforts to develop biodiesel – Indian Researcher’s Perspective

In India 60% of our edible oil requirements are met by imports. There is a lot of talk about researching algae for fuel, but it is much more valuable to convert algae into a value added product. Professor MM Sharma, senior researcher of the  Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India highlighted the fact that […]

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Biofuel Trade Organizations Ask for Extension of Advanced Biofuel Tax Incentives

A group of biofuel trade organizations including the Algae Biomass Organisation (ABO) have sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) encouraging extension of critical advanced biofuel tax incentives — the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant […]

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[ More ] March 25th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Fuels Mandate, Biofuel |

Nanoparticles can Boost Solar Energy Capture of Algae

Technological advances such as using nanoparticles to boost solar energy capture by plants will take our technology to a new level of applications, such as increasing crop yields or algae biofuel production. Nanoparticles could increase the amount of solar energy captured by plants by as much as 30%. That is the conclusion of researchers at […]

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[ More ] March 24th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Research |

NREL Scientists Find Key Function for Ferredoxins in Algae Hydrogen Production

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory have demonstrated that just two of six iron-sulfur-containing ferredoxins in a representative species of algae promote electron transfers to and from hydrogenases. The finding suggests ways to increase the production of hydrogen by algae, which could help turn hydrogen into a viable alternative fuel for transportation. […]

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UC San Diego Takes Top Two Positions in National Rankings for Biofuel Research

A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography as top in the nation. An external group of experts from industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector evaluated […]

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Algae can be grown as biofuel, even in cold climates – Insights from a Finland Researcher

In the natural world, algae’s presence is often unwanted. Its overgrowth sucks the oxygen out of bodies of water, depleting biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems. And when it appears in increasing supply along popular shorelines, property values drop, hurting local economies. Benefits of algae, cultivation in cooler climes, like Finland, has proved challenging. Given the lack […]

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Boeing Biofuel Breakthrough — This Is A BIG Deal (Interview With Boeing’s Biofuel

Here are some excerpts on the advancements made by Boeing with respect to algae biofuels. This article has been adapted from Clean Technica. n recent years, Boeing has “happened across” a new type of biofuel, a biofuel with some amazing natural benefits. First of all, the biofuel comes from a type of plant — halophytes — that […]

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[ More ] March 21st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Insights and Perspectives |

Suicidal Algae Help Their Relatives and Harm Their Rivals

Pierre Durand, an evolutionary biologist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, has been trying to figure out why. In an earlier study with a single-celled algae called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Durand grew cells in the liquid where other cells had previous killed themselves (in response to heat stress). The algae grew faster than usual in […]

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[ More ] March 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae oil production, Algae-Strains |

Role of Algae Fuels in California’s Clean Trillion

Adapted from Huffington Post Highlighted in this post are some of the cutting edge stories pertaining to algae fuels that were discussed in the  Climate Leadership Conference was held in San Diego.  Sapphire Energy, a biofuels company that has figured out how to produce the world’s first “Green Crude” oil from algae. Green Crude is on […]

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[ More ] March 18th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Insights and Perspectives, United States |

REGULATION: Calif.’s pioneering low-carbon fuels rule could see multiple changes

California’s landmark law requiring lower-carbon fuels is poised for a rewrite. Advisers to the state’s Air Resources Board yesterday detailed proposed revisions to the low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS), a first-in-the-nation regulation. Potential changes include allowing oil companies to earn program credits for making refinery upgrades that shrink greenhouse gas pollution. That amendment would give businesses […]

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Plastics made from Algae Cultivated by Industrial CO2

Spanish research institute Aimplas, and 14 European partners, have launched a project that aims to cultivate microalgae in photobioreactors, which need only sunlight and industrial CO2 emissions, to produce different products for the chemical industry. The European Commission financed project, Bisigodos, is a 7th Framework Programme initiative that aims to select and cultivate new varieties […]

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Can This Algae Investment Lower American Manufacturing Costs

Many companies have tried their hand at cultivating photosynthetic algae in massive outdoor facilities — a list that includes well-established multinationals such asExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and hopeful start-ups such as Sapphire Energy. Unfortunately, despite the influx of investment, few have had success. Although many venture capitalists are focusing on more modular processes than those conducted in open […]

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Alltech’s 30th Symposium (US, May 18-21, 2014) Explores Health Potential of Algae

It’s green, it’s slimy – it’s algae. And it’s actually none of those things – at least not the heterotrophic high-DHA omega-3 algae variety produced at Alltech Algae in Winchester, Ky. These algae are off-white, dry and powdery, and unleashing their vast potential for positive change will be one of the topics of discussion at […]

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Algae Milk Is The Next Big Thing – Solazyme

Solazyme recently displayed one use of its algal flours in the form of Algae Milk. Algal flour can be used in a wide range of applications. Limited innovation when it comes to food ingredients could provide Solazyme with a significant market opportunity. In the coming years, there may be a new “milk” arriving at your […]

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