Comprehensive Algae Fuels Report

A detailed report on all aspects of the algae fuel value chain, the Comprehensive Oilgae Report will be of immense help to those who are on the threshold of investing in algae biofuels. More »

Algae-based Wastewater Treatment

Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field. It uses innumerable data and information from a wide variety of expert sources and market studies, and distills these inputs and data into intelligence and a roadmap that you can use. More »

Comprehensive Guide for Algae-based Carbon Capture

A Comprehensive Guide for Entrepreneurs and Businesses Who Wish to get a Basic Understanding of the Business Opportunities and Industry Dynamics of the Algae-based CO2. More ››


Comprehensive Report on Attractive Algae Product Opportunities

The report provides an overview of the wide range of non-fuel applications of algae – both current and future prospects. It will provide entrepreneurs with an idea of how to derive more benefits from their algal energy ventures. The report provides detailed case studies, success stories and factoids of companies that have been involved in the algae products venture More »

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

There is no other comprehensive report available for castor oil anywhere in the world. This is the first of its kind, and currently, the only one. More ››

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor, published by the Bioplastics Guide, is a unique guiding framework for businesses and entrepreneurs to chart a way forward provides a critical analysis of the status, opportunities & trends of the global bioplastics sector. More ››

Algae-Useful Substances

Pigments

PUFAs

Vitamins

Anti-oxidants


Other Novel Applications

Talk to us

Email: consult@eai.in

(or)

Call Narsi 7358263274

займ на карту ночью


A New Type of Chlorophyll Discovered After 60 Years of Research

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

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 of New South Wales, Australia)
– Professor Hugo Scheer (University of Munich, Germany)

These scientists have worked together and characterized the absorption properties and chemical structure of chlorophyll f, making it the fifth known type of chlorophyll molecule on Earth. Believe it or not, many scientists have been researching on this for over 60 years now.

Chlorophyll  is an important green pigment found in algae which  helps the  algae to obtain energy from light. It  was earlier believed that these pigments absorbs light more strongly in the blue portion of the electromagnetic spectrum followed by the red spectrum and so on. However, this new discovery extends that range all the way to the red end of that spectrum.

This finding could lead to the development of new methods to produce biofuels more efficiently. The efficiency of the photosynthesis is entirely dependent on the type and intensity of sunlight the algae is exposed to and  this discovery could thus help us to probably use a suitable  algae strain or probably engineer a strain which can accumulate lipids in its cells and produce biofuels even when its exposed to multiple types of light.

If the algae is able to make effective utilization of a wider portion of the light spectrum, than it naturally produces a lot more energy, which in turn allows it to grow faster.

There  are four forms of Chlorophyll: Chlorophyll a Chlorophyll b Chlorophyll c1 Chlorophyll c2 Chlorophyll d.  This newly discovered chlorophyll  called Chlorophyll f utilizes lower energy than any other knows chlorophyll. This form of  chlorophyll was first identified rather accidentally discovered in what is called stromatolites. Stromatolites are basically layered structures formed in shallow water by the trapping, binding  of sedimentary grains by blue-green algae.

The samples used in this particular investigation were collected from the Hamelin pool, in the Shark Bay of western Australia. The research team  believes that microorganisms known as filamentous cyanobacteria are responsible for the production of chlorophyll f in stromatolites.

More information:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=new-form-chlorophyll

Leave a Reply 5333 views, 2 so far today | | posted by
Follow Discussion

One Response to “A New Type of Chlorophyll Discovered After 60 Years of Research”

  1. sam Says:

    vvCXL-フランスのトップブランド ルイヴィトン バッグ 革は、革新的でエレガントなトラベルハードケースを設計し、製造を開始して1は、開始 ルイヴィトン コピー ハンドバッグや世界のために連動アクセサリー製品。ルイヴィトン 新作 2013休日シリーズのハンドバッグは、古典的なスタイルに導入 人気 ルイヴィトン 財布 もう一度古典を再現するスタイリッシュな新しい要素と組み合わせる。
    If not so anxious that most people would choose foreign purchasing Louis Vuitton Bags.Put aside the different countries and regions of different shopping preferences,Louis Vuitton UK buy Cheap Louis Vuitton hand-selected to not much difference,coupled with the big emphasis on the Chinese market,a lot of style is already the world simultaneous release,so the price is only one factor argumentative.Yes ah,regardless of money or not,who would not want to save money too?Especially the hundreds of thousands,to the less louis vuitton outlet there are thousands of big luxury.
    louis vuitton outlet 2013 spring quarter Men bags series,fluorescent colors,traditional innovation,louis vuitton sale bags for men inject new vitality.Since the designer Kim Jones added to the luxury brand cheap louis vuitton later,such as louis vuitton outlet online the French veteran hit booster as being a brand new look,young fashion taste can be described as more and more intense.
    Cheap Louis Vuitton luggage advanced customization services,Louis Vuitton Handbags section where a custom color Haute,is a senior in Louis Vuitton UK means,and the most common in the fashion circle is Haute couture-haute couture.By the designer and fashion boutiques in Paris,louis vuitton outlet must be members of the Association accreditation,an association recognized by the designers just enjoy “haute couture designer” of the title,its haute couture fashion works in order to use the title,and is protected by law.
    louis vuitton sale 2013 summer series handbags extraordinarily colorful and romantic extraordinary in louis vuitton outlet store,sweet peach pink,temperament dark blue as the main colors,combined with artistic temperament canvas texture printing,filling the art.In addition to flowers outside printing,more classic louis vuitton outlet Logo embossed Logo embossed or similar color as a decoration,cheap louis vuitton filling the big luxury noble gas.
    ルイヴィトン激安 2013年の春、さわやかなシンプルさの夏シリーズは、さらにいくつかの驚くほど簡単ですが、近い精査時にそれらを実現 ルイヴィトンのバッグ 美術品や工芸品の誇り:金属表面のストリーマあふれ感覚にマージ小さなスパンコール、少し大きめのビーズ縫い付けの場所微妙な三次元、フルを作成するには、グリッド上の4つの同等な方法の数千人 ルイヴィトンアウトレット 職人の技。 ルイヴィトン直営店 あなたの訪問を楽しみにしています。

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.


Hot Algae Products (Click to know more)
Omega 3 Spirulina Astaxanthin Chlorella

Get in Touch

Send us a message to know more on how oilgae.com can help your organization.