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DOE’s National Laboratories Receives R&D 100 Awards

The Department of Energy(DOE)  comprises of many national laboratories and technology centers and many such national labs are working on algae projects. Three national labs of the DOE have now been awarded the R&D 100 awards, for their innovative technologies. A brief description of their technology and the advantages of each of those techniques have […]

Biomass Program Webinars: Algae Webinar by DOE

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 2:00–4:30 p.m. EDT entitled “The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels.” This Web conference marks the first in the Biomass Program’s Webinar series, which will cover many of the program’s activities and […]

[ More ] August 31st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

How are algae able to grow in the dark?

Dark fermentation is in the news after Solazyme , an US based algae company delivered 1500 gallons of jet fuel to the US navy early July. Interestingly, this company ‘s approach ( Earlier post) is different from the rest, they grow genetically engineered algae  in the dark and follow what is called the heterotrophic fermentation […]

[ More ] August 30th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Genetic Engineering |

Photoautotrophic Cultivation- Open ponds Vs Photobioreactors.

Algae-cultivation on a whole faces several challenges. There are two methods of growing algae –  one is the photoautotrophic cultivation  and the other is the  heterotrophic cultivation. Photoautotrophic cultivation as the name suggests is cultivating algae in the presence of light – the light can be either freely available sunlight or artificially provided light.  Heterotrophic […]

Fast Track Algae Commercialization, Production, Research and Networking Conference.

An algae bioenergy event  is being organised by the National Algae Association(NAA). All the registeration information can be obtained from the following link – http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com. All algaepreneurs from all over the world are expected to attend this mega event. Its not just a conference, there is more – Scholarships will be awarded for  the most […]

[ More ] August 30th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

Algae Strain Selection- An Intensive Exercise!

It’s not easy to select the right algae strain  say many scientists and its absolutely true.. It is not just isolating a algae from a natural environment and culturing it and transferring  them into a open-ponds, PBR’s, fermenter or whatever. It is a lot more… According to the DOE, there are three parameters required to […]

[ More ] August 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Strains |

Continental Airlines Joins the Algae-Fuel Race

Some airlines have been testing different types of biofuel to determine the viability of using sustainable alternatives  such as algae aviation fuel to the Jet-A1 (kerosene) fuel currently used by commercial aviation. Recently, a company called Solazyme has delivered about 1500 gallons of aviation fuel to the US military. Slowly, many other airlines are working […]

[ More ] August 28th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Aviation-Fuel |

The Future of Biofuel Market – Algae Summit and Exhibition in Berlin

This summit and exhibition –  Defining The Future Biofuels Market taking place on 13-14 September 2010 in Berlin  invites biofuel enthusiasts to learn, network and generate sales at ground-breaking annual biofuel and biomass event focused on the development of renewable sources of energy. This high-profile event expects to get  connected  with plant builders, financiers, consultants, […]

[ More ] August 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

Event on Algae Commercialisation for Food, Feed and Fuel in Singapore

An event in Singapore –  3rd Algae World Asia  being  held on the 19 and 20 Oct, 2010 plans to focus on the business and technological aspects of producing algae for: Human and animal nutrition, Carbon-dioxide Sequestration Waste-Water Treatment The event will have various  participants  such as Algae fuels Producers .  Algae Equipment Suppliers , […]

[ More ] August 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events, feed |

Algae.Tec Signs two MOU’s

Algae.tec Limited, which has secured the exclusive global rights to a pioneering highly-efficient algae growth and harvesting system that produces algal products such as algal oil and biomass announced two MOUs  deploy the algae  technology in China and Australia. Algae.Tec is currently undertaking an Initial Public Offering by way of a prospectus dated 16 July […]

[ More ] August 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Investments |

A New Type of Chlorophyll Discovered After 60 Years of Research

An interdisciplinary team of scientists discover a new form of Chlorophyll which could lead to new developments of new methods to produce biofuels. The team had a group of scientists –  Dr Martin Schliep and Dr Zhengli Cai (University of Sydney, Australia) –   Associate Professor Robert Willows (Macquarie University, Australia); –  Professor Brett Neilan (University […]

[ More ] August 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae- Photosynthesis |

Has the Big Time Finally Come for Biofuel Startups?

VCs have put in billions into biofuels over the last six years with nothing  to show . Range Fuels and Mascoma have had to delay production and everyone has suffered from a swoon in oil prices. To generate revenue in the short term, many have diversified into green chemicals or food. Algae specialist Aurora Biofuels, […]

[ More ] August 26th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Investments |

Aurora Biofuels Reorganizes to Enter Food Market

The new business plan of Aurora, formerly Aurora Biofuels emerged out of research conducted at UC Berkeley in 2007 with a business plan to grow algae in open ponds to produce fuel. However, they have now decided to move into the food market and hence the change in the name as well. Now into the […]

[ More ] August 26th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

A Commercial PBR is not Far Away!

BioCentric Energy an algae company based out of technical team is working at its headquarters this week preparing and assembling all components of the commercial PBR system for the Death Valley Junction, California site. The team is in the process of loading the 20ft trailer that recently arrived from South Carolina last Friday, with the […]

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

New Mexico State Goverment Grants Funds for Algae Fuel Research

The New Mexico  State University  (NSMU) has secured a fund of  $200,000 . The university plans to use  a portion of its funding for renewable energy research, specially to fund the algae biodiesel project.  The fund has been provided by the  New Mexico Gov – Bill Richardson According to Abbas Ghassemi,  a NMSU professor of […]

[ More ] August 24th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae Genetic Engineering

Algae genetic engineering simply means engineering the DNA of these algae to improve their abilities to yield oil. Genetic engineering finds its application on many aspects of algae, especially on biofuel algae. There is a need for algae engineering because the problem we are facing right now is that one algal strain is very unlikely […]

[ More ] August 24th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Genetic Engineering |

Algae Venture System – Easy Harvesting, Dewatering and Drying of Algae

Last week I had posted a few lines on low cost dewatering and drying techniques, when I was surfing through Algae Venture’s website, came across some more  interesting points about their new harvesting, dewatering and drying system, in short called HDD. Algae Venture system, a company based out of Ohio have developed a new technology […]

[ More ] August 24th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Are we in the right track ? Is fermentation the way to go?

After Solazyme’s delivery of 1500 gallons of oil to the US navy,many companies in the US have started pursuing the fermentation route- “the dark fermentation route” to produce biofuels. In fact, one thing what I noticed with Solazyme is the fact that they are not only trying to produce biofuels,  but are also trying other […]

[ More ] August 24th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel |

Beckon Industries Achieves a New Milestone in Microalgae Production

Beckon Industries Ltd.. (BIL) , company based out of Chandigrah, claims to have achieved a new milestone in the production of microalgae in PBR. They   are currently  undertaking measurement, monitor and validation (MMV) process in Goa and have produced 125 times more algae with its newly developed photo bio reactor (PBR) than the existing PBR’s […]

[ More ] August 24th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Lipid Pathway Modification in Oligeneous Algae

Genetic engineering of algae is the talk of the town these days and GE of algae can be done by studying the metabolic pathway of algae species, modifying their genes responsible for the lipid content. The engineered microbes can then be cultivated for oil production. The genetically engineered organism can also be cultivated for producing […]

[ More ] August 20th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Strains |

Low Cost Dewatering and Drying- Algae Venture System

It is a well-known fact that  harvesting and drying adds considerably to the overall cost of oil from algae. Algae  Venture System, a company in US ewhich has been  by ARPA has devised a low cost dewatering and drying system and they have been  considered to be having the most scientific method. Here are the […]

[ More ] August 20th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Fuels- Emerging Opportunity for India

When algae are grown they should be provided the best possible conditions to achieve their growth potential. I was earlier a bit skeptical about growing algae in open-ponds. However, when I visualize a country such as India – a few states in India have ample of land, sunshine throughout the year and easy access to […]

[ More ] August 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Open-Pond |

Algae-Based Carbon-Capture – Research Efforts

Sequestering carbon-dioxide by growing algae next to power plants has been happening for quite some time now. Research efforts are underway to make possible a economically viable model to capture CO2 from power plant emissions. Some of the challenges faced are: 1.There are no comprehensive and authoritative estimates of cost of sequestering CO2 from power […]

[ More ] August 17th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-CO2-Capture |

The cement industry contributes about 5% of total global carbon dioxide emissions. Due to the dominant use of carbon intensive fuels, e.g. coal, in clinker making, the cement industry is also a major emitter of CO2 emissions. Hence growing algae next to these cement plants can be a fantastic opportunity to convert these stack gases […]

[ More ] August 13th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-CO2-Capture |

Petroalgae expects to raise $200 million through IPO

PetroAlgae Inc  a renewable energy company that licenses and deploys the leading biomass production platform to address existing and growing unmet needs in the global energy and agriculture markets has announced for Filing of S-1 Registration Statement for Public Offering and expects to raise up to $200 million in an IPO. PetroAlgae explains its technology […]

[ More ] August 12th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Oil-Companies |

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