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Genifuel Tries Catalytic Gasification of Algae to Get Natural gas

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Algae are widely investigated with biodiesel production. While numerous companies are working to break barriers associated with commercial-scale algal biodiesel production, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Genifuel Corp. have embraced algae, or aquatic biomass, for a different purpose—natural gas production.  The companies are working to perfect a catalytic gasification process, […]

[ More ] July 31st, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Energy-Products |

Floridas Investment on Algae Fuel Research Highlighted in Farm to Fuel Summit

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Governor Charlie Crist encouraged investment in Florida’s renewable energy industry while addressing attendees in Orlando at the 2009 Farm to Fuel Summit, hosted by Commissioner Charles Bronson and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Governor Crist praised investors and producers of ethanol and biofuels for their efforts to […]

SunEco & J.B. Hunt to commercialize Algae Fuel

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The algae is grown in ponds and produced at a SunEco pilot plant in Chino, California. The company has been working on a proprietary process for making the oil for more than five years, and has scaled it up from beakers to barrels, according to Dan Gautschi, chairman and CEO. […]

[ More ] July 30th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

SRS Company to Construct Demo Plant for Extraction of Oil from Algae

You are at: Oilgae Blog. In a unanimous vote, the Carlsbad City Council approved the purchase of a demonstration plant totaling $625,000 for the extraction of oil from algae. In March, the city entered into an agreement with Carlsbad-based Center for Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management (CEHMM) to serve as fiscal agent in the administration […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Targeted Growth Engineers Algae for Oil Production

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Targeted Growth, one of the leaders in genetic research, is trying to boost the oil content. It has already created versions of cyanobacteria with 20 percent to 40 percent of their mass in lipid. Next year, it hopes to show that it can produce this type of algae in large […]

Algae Biofuels Measurement with Raman-Specific Spectrometer

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The Raman-specific 1064 nanometres spectrometer resolves fluorescence issues seen at lower wavelengths:  Traditionally, these microalgae were treated in bulk, lyophilised or in extracted forms, making it impossible to assess the information on fundamental biological processes in the single-cell or sub-cellular level. Utilising the new 1064 nanometres Raman spectrometer, in situ, […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Equipments, Algae-Strains |

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) Awarded Subcontract to Produce Algae Jet Fuel

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota has been awarded a subcontract by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to help produce jet fuel from algae. The effort is being funded by the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and […]

Joule Biotechnologies Uses Engineered Organism for Fuel Production

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The company Joule Biotechnologies has developed a hybrid system that uses a solar concentrating converter that is filled with brackish water, nutrients and a “highly engineered synthetic organism,” to produce a bio-based fuel. The solar system, called a HelioCulture, concentrates sunlight onto the mixture, and the engineered photosynthetic organism (not […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Solix’s Coyote Gulch Facility Can Produce 2,000 – 2,500 Gallon per Acre per Year

You are at: Oilgae Blog. “We are growing algae and producing oil,However, we are not yet producing a usable product, because the algae have to be at a certain density.” Solix Biofuels Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Douglas Henston said in a telephone interview with Herald Staff Writer. “” Henston said, the Coyote Gulch facility is […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Indian and Canadian scientists are Manupulating Algae Geneticallyfor Oil

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Indian and Canadian scientists are jointly researching means to use algae to generate oil and cut down greenhouse gases.The project involves researchers from the Centre for Ecological Sciences (CES), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and those from Canada-based Manitoba University. But the first step, which CES researchers are involved in, […]

Midwest Algae Commercialization Conference on Aug. 18

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Press Release: Fredrikson & Byron to Host Daylong Midwest Algae Commercialization Conference on Aug. 18   On Tuesday, Aug. 18 Fredrikson & Byron will sponsor a Midwest Algae Commercialization conference. The conference will focus on algae as an emerging source for biofuels and carbon abatement, its commercialization and market opportunities, […]

[ More ] July 29th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

The National Algae Association Announces Algaepreneur of the Year Award

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Press Release: The National Algae Association announces its new: “ALGAEPRENEUR OF THE YEAR AWARD” In the past, the National Algae Association has given out “Algaepreneur Awards” to recognize algaapareneurs who have made great strides in the advancement of commercial-scale production for the algae industry, and will continue to do so. […]

[ More ] July 24th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Method of Production of Biofuel from The Surface of the Open Ocean

You are at: Oilgae Blog. This interesting patent is about using sargassum seaweed for biofuel production – Method of Production of Biofuel from the Surface of the Open Ocean by Michael Markels What is claimed is: A method of producing biofuel from the surface of the ocean waters comprising the following steps: (1) testing a […]

Integrated Process of Algae Cultivation and Production of Diesel Fuel from Biorenewable Feedstocks

You are at: Oilgae Blog. An interesting patent filed on Aug 18, 2008 is about “Integrated Process of Algae Cultivation and Production of Diesel Fuel from Biorenewable feedstocks“ According to the claims, the said integrated process comprises the following : a) treating the renewable feedstock in a reaction zone by hydrogenating and deoxygenating the feedstock […]

[ More ] July 21st, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Patents |

Algae as an Organic Pest Control Agent

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an organic and natural pest control agent. It consists of fossilized diatoms, which are a type of algae. DE looks like a harmless powder, but its sharp edges damage the exoskeleton of the insect and dehydrate it. Although this is deadly to many insects, it is […]

[ More ] July 17th, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Products |

Algae Project Faces Difficulty in Procuring Land

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The final application for the U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee to be used in Project Green, also known as the Saline Green Project, has been submitted, said Hunter.In his report to the board, Executive Director Roy Hunter gave updates on the projects he has been working to bring to […]

OriginOil’s Comments on Exxon’s $600M Investment on Algae

You are at: Oilgae Blog. OriginOil Inc, the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, commented on today’s announcement by Exxon Mobil (ExxonMobil) of a long-term partnership with algae research company, Synthetic Genomics. In other remarks, Riggs Eckelberry said: “Our own […]

[ More ] July 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Energy-Investments |

Algaepower Uses Cattle Waste to Grow Algae for Fuel

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The cow’s manure from the Blue Spruce Farm in Bridport is used to produce power through the digester at the south side of the barns and some of the liquid manure has also been sent over to a mini greenhouse for growing algae. A company called algaepower is growing algae […]

Exxon to Invest Millions to Make Fuel from Algae

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The Oil giant Exxon Mobile to plans to announce an investment of $600 million in producing liquid transportation fuels from algae. The biofuel effort involves a partnership with Synthetic Genomics, a biotechnology company founded by the genomics pioneer J.Craig Venter. “Algae is the ultimate biological system using sunlight to capture […]

Senator Murray Announces $2 Million for Clean Energy Research on Algae Biofuels

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Press Release: Wednesday, July 8, 2009 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she has included $2 million for clean energy algae biofuels research at Washington State University in the fiscal year 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations […]

[ More ] July 13th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Mark Capron of PODenergy gets Methane from Seaweed

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The marine engineer expert Mark Capron of PODenergy has a related but different scheme. His plan is to establish giant “forests” of kelp seaweed at the surface of the ocean. These would be harvested and placed into plastic “stomachs” – essentially large plastic bags – suspended in the sea. Natural […]

[ More ] July 13th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Methane |

China Enters Algae Energy Business in a Big Way

You are at: Oilgae Blog. China is starting to get into the bio-algae market in a big way; with Chinese innovation group ENN making large investments in algae bioreactors to help sequestrate carbon from China’s coal fired power plants. The 24,000 employee, 4 US$billion company, is heavily involved in the energy business and developing technology […]

The Pentagon Tries Algae Fuel For Military Vehicles

You are at: Oilgae Blog. The Pentagon is reportedly funding research that could result in some of its vehicles being powered by algae-based biofuel. A Press report notes that the University of Utah has received government funds to develop a biofuel that would cost under $3 per gallon while providing up to 50 million gallons […]

US Biofuels to Produce 50 million gallon of Algae biodiesel

You are at: Oilgae Blog. US Biofuels, Inc, a CA based company is setting to launch major green fuel production with recent gains of twelve greenhouses expanding over eight acres in size. Each greenhouse will be used for the purpose of growing algae in a closed system, using the photobioreactor process for the production of […]

Waltham Technologies To Grow Algae in Waste Water From Breweries

You are at: Oilgae Blog. Massachusetts-based Waltham Technologies thinks it has the potential to break into the California wine industry, cleaning its waste water and producing biodiesel with a special breed of blue-green algae. The company thinks it could make enough biodiesel for a brewery or winery to run its process as well as some […]


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