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Clean Green Chesapeake – A Tenant in UMBC’s Clean Energy Technology Incubator

Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith, UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and Maryland Clean Energy Center Executive Director Kathy Magruder  officially opened Maryland’s first Clean Energy Technology Incubator at UMBC. Baltimore County is providing a $75,000 grant over two years through its Department of Economic Development to partially fund an Entrepreneur in Residence at the incubator. […]

[ More ] March 31st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Open Ponds Versus Closed Bioreactors

An interesting article from biomass magazine which compares the open pond technology with closed bioreactors. A few years ago, aircraft manufacturer Boeing hired Bioalgene to survey indigenous strains of algae—regional strains that grow fast and produce many lipids—in the Northwest U.S., according to Bioalgene CEO Stan Barnes. The company has leased a decommissioned wastewater plant […]

[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Heralded BioTown Project a Shadow of Its Goal

The tiny town of Reynolds had big plans when Gov. Mitch Daniels touted it in 2005 as the location of BioTown USA, the state’s first project to make a community produce enough energy to become self-sufficient. But progress has been slow in the five years since in the town about 25 miles north of Lafayette. […]

Stealing Electricity from Algae

“We have shown that we can steal an electrical current from algae,” said Fritz Prinz, a scientist from Stanford University and co-author of the ACS Nano Letters article. In the scientists’ case, they stole electrons from a widespread and well studied algae called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. To be able to extract energy from the algae, the […]

[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

The Merrimack Biodiesel Crew Grows Algae for Fuel

The Merrimack Biodiesel Crew has also been experimenting with algae, growing different types in flasks on a science lab windowsill. Now, the crew hopes to expand its operation – and host other environmentally friendly initiatives – by building a greenhouse in the Merrimack High School courtyard. The crew has been named a finalist in a […]

[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Bioenergy International Expo & Conference

Bioenergy International expo & conference, which rebranded this year to focus on bioenergy and biomass as well as just biodiesel and bioethanol, is a two day exhibition and conference which will look in depth at second generation biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, ways to source sustainable biomass, pyrolysis technology, the potential of biogas across Europe, developments in […]

[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

EADS Backs Algae as Future Biofuel

Airbus parent company EADS is backing algae as the best source of sustainable jet fuel, arguing that other feedstocks will not allow the airline industry to meet its carbon-footprint reduction goals. EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti does not believe second-generation, plant-derived biofuels now under development offer sufficient life-cycle, carbon-dioxide reductions to replace petroleum-based jet […]

[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

CSU Researchers Studying Algae Biofuel Emissions

Armed with a $325,000 National Science Foundation grant, two Colorado State University professors will study the emissions produced from algae as biofuel. Anthony Marchese and Azer Yalin, associate professors in mechanical engineering, will focus their research on the potential for unintended hazardous emissions that could develop if algae biofuel saw large-scale deployment. “One of the […]

[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Current Status of Algae Fuels from Market Watch

There are no industrial-scale, algae-to-fuel operations up and running, but that may soon change as several companies jockey for position in this emerging biofuel category. Algenol Biofuels was born four years ago with $70 million in private funding. It won a $25 million grant from the government to help it use seawater to grow algae […]

[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae Production Certification Program on April 27 – 28

Press Release: Learn from algae researchers, producers and equipment manufacturers about the algae production industy. The need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, become energy independent and create new jobs continue to challenge algaepreneurs who have tasked themselves with the development of commercial-scale algae production facilities. To succeed in commercialization, promising players and established companies […]

[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals Acquire Algae Technology Company GNE-India

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire a majority interest in GNE-India, an algae technology company which has the rights for using and distributing a unique and innovative system to grow algae quickly and efficiently for energy and food protein. GNE-India owns and retains the territorial rights for […]

[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

New Mexico Ponds to Grow Algae for Energy

Algae will be cultivated by Sapphire Energy in man-made ponds about 8 miles west of Columbus on the Mexican border, to later be converted to a green goop called algae-based biofuel, oilgae, or algal fuel. “This will be the first Sapphire facility in the country,” says Tim Zenk, spokesperson for Sapphire Energy in San Diego. […]

[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Seaweed Biofuel Company, Seattle’s Bio Architecture Lab, Struck by Chile Quake

Seattle-based Bio Architecture Lab, a University of Washington spinoff that’s developing microbes to turn seaweed into renewable fuel, has built a big part of its business on relationships in Chile. The company has an office in Santiago, and received part of its initial $8 million venture round from Santiago-based Austral Capital. A Chilean economic development […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Ignite Energy Resources Pty Ltd’s Low-carbon Emission Technology

Ignite has developed a low-carbon emission technology (Cat-HTR) which converts low ranked energy sources such as lignite (brown coal) and cellulosic biomass such as wood wastes, agricultural residues or algae and aquatic plants, into non-conventional crude oil (“Ignite  Oil”). The Ignite Oil shares certain characteristics with conventional crude, including: light, medium and heavy fractions and […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Fuel Contender Aurora Lands $15M

Aurora Biofuels, a startup that cultivates algae to produce biodiesel, has just landed $15 million in a third round of venture funding. But it has yet to overcome the big hurdle standing between algae and the mass market: scale. Aurora will use the new money to commercialize its fuels, but doesn’t plan to come to […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Cement Maker First in World to Capture CO2 with Alga

In Ontario, cement maker St. Marys Cement has partnered with stealthy startup Pond Biofuels of Toronto on a project that, since last fall, has already started to capture CO2 from a cement plant in southwestern Ontario. It’s believed to be the first project of its kind in the world. Pond Biofuels, the three-year-old company that […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Micro-algae Explored as Renewable Energy Source in Argentina

Micro-algae as a source of cheap renewable energy are at the center of new research being conducted at Argentina’s National Technological University. Scientists at the National Technological University of Mar del Plata, on Argentina’s Atlantic coast, said they focused on developing techniques that would be both economically viable and environmentally sustainable. A production module already […]

[ More ] March 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

CRIEPI Developed New Technology to Extract Biofuel From Algae

The Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI) successfully developed a new method to extract biofuel from algae. The new method eliminates the need for the dewatering process by using liquefied dimethyl ether (DME), which mixes easily with oil. This leads to a reduction in energy consumption for oil extraction by more than 50%. […]

[ More ] March 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Oil-Companies |

St. Marys Cement Plant Tries Algae Based Carbon Capture

A part of the mixture of hot gas rises out of a flue stack at the St. Marys Cement plant about 50 kilometres west of Waterloo is redirected through a 15-centimetre thick pipe connected to the side of the stack. The pipe carries the gas into a high-tech facility where a species of algae from […]

Carbon Trust Launches Algae “Dream Team”

The Carbon Trust has today launched a new £8m research project designed to establish the UK as a world leader in the development of algae-based biofuels for use in the automotive and aviation industry. The project will bring together a “dream team” of more than 70 leading scientists from 11 institutions, including the Universities of […]

[ More ] March 19th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae Assoc. to Hold Seminar on Using Wastewater

The Mid-South Chapter of the National Algae Association are holding another seminar. This time the talk will be “Algae: Mining Wastewater for Nutrients, Fuel, and Fertilizer” at the Holiday Inn Research Center in Huntsville, Alabama on March 26, 2010. The chapter’s president, Tamra Fakhoorian said to talk about this information-packed workshop that will explore using […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

U.S. Biodiesel Lives to See Another Day: Tax Credit Back

Congress allowed a crucial $1.00/gal tax credit to expire, resulting in U.S. biodiesel production capacity dipping to around 15%. Fortunately for biodiesel producers, the gravitational pull between politicians and bailing out unprofitable industries is among the strongest forces in the universe. According to the Department of Energy, in early March, the wholesale price for diesel […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Local Innovators Explore Algae as a Fuel Source

In Attleboro in November, Comey started growing a tray full of cyclotella cryptica, a strain of algae native to Martha’s Vineyard. So far, the group’s shoestring budget has lacked the money for the microscope and centrifuge Comey needs to quantify the growing results. But a winter’s worth of experiments has yielded promising results with the […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

DOE Scientist Lin Researches Algae for Biodiesel

Lin is a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and a professor of chemistry at Iowa State University. He has been teaching and conducting research in Ames since the fall of 1999. Lin was named ISU’s next John D. Corbett Professor in Chemistry, an endowed professorship awarded for a three-year period, which […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

BioCentric Energy Holdings, Inc. Shareholder Update

The first annual BioCentric Energy Holdings annual shareholders Meeting conducted by the current Board of Directors was held on Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 at the Monte Carlo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. The following quote from the meeting was issued by Dennis Fisher, Chairman of the Board of BioCentric Energy. BioCentric Energy Closed-Loop Photobioreactor system utilizes […]

[ More ] March 12th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

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