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19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition – Berlin, Germany

The 19th EU BC&E will be held at the ICC Berlin – International Congress Center Berlin, in Germany (Conference 6-10 June, Exhibition 6-9 June 2011). The event is organised by by WIP-Renewable Energies with the international support of ETA-Florence Renewable Energies and the scientific support of the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre. Interested researchers and […]

[ More ] December 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Biomass |

NMSU into algae research

New Mexico State University has recorded some impressive biomass productivity from algae. It grows its species in raceway reactors and is using the University’s lab -Fabian Garcia Science Center in Las Cruces also for this purpose. “At NMSU, we’ve developed significant expertise in the algal biofuel area over the past few years. Not many universities […]

[ More ] December 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Developments with macro-algae

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new super-efficient strain of yeast that can easily break down red seaweed into biofuel. The new development could help small island nations and other sea-bound regions grow biofuel crops without giving up scarce land resources that are needed to grow food. But it also opens up […]

[ More ] December 27th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Biofuel conference in Singapore in March 2011

International academia, scientists and experts on biofuels will meet in Singapore in March to identify promising avenues to a viable biofuels future. The experts will discuss economic and environmental considerations of biofuel technologies and the integration of biofuels into the existing energy infrastructure, while the academia, government and the private sector will discuss and comment […]

[ More ] December 23rd, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

Alga comes in handy again

Transport biofuel made from crops such as Jatropha and Sugarcane currently make up around 3 per cent of the petrol and diesel in countries such as the UK. However the UK Government is planning to increase this to 10 per cent by 2020 to meet an EU target for renewable fuels. This however might disturb […]

[ More ] December 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel, bio diesel, Biofuel |

U.S. University consortium for algae biofuel production

Cellana, an algal biofuel research company based in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, is leading a consortium that oncludes Cornell University along with Duke University, San Francisco State University, the University of Hawaii and the University of Southern Mississippi. This group will work out plans for developing a 100-acre commercial-scale facility to produce fuels and animal feeds […]

Super cyanobacteria that produces 10x more hydrogen

Researchers at Washington University claim to have come up with a Cyanobacteria and a process that produces 10 times more hydrogen than any of its nearest competitors. Hydrogen gas can be produced by microbes that have enzymes called hydrogenases that take two hydrogen ions and bind them together. Microbes studied for biofuel production do have […]

[ More ] December 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

U.S DoE sanctions $30m for biofuel research

The Department of Energy, United States, announced $30 million for research projects that would develop advanced biofuels that could replace gasoline or diesel without requiring special upgrades or changes to the vehicle or fueling infrastructure. According to the DOE, government investment in developing Ethanol-based fuel alternatives has been critical to developing biofuels. What the DOE […]

[ More ] December 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae advertisement!

Many might be aware that Exxon Mobil announced in July of 2009 that it was going to invest up to $600 million into algae biofuel research. Here is the link of the video. Happy watching!  – see more

[ More ] December 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Biofuel production with the aid of synthetic biology?

By understanding the genetic wiring of bacteria, researchers at University of California – San Francisco have tried to make biological species like bacteria more programmable by making their activities more predictable. They have tried to outfit them with the kind of on/off switches normally found in computer chips, not living organisms. The switches, which are […]

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

VG Energy’s interesting algae biofuel technology

VG Energy has come up with a potential solution for high yields of algae biofuel production.  This incorporates technology used in cancer research to amplify the lipid production capacity of algae species.  The same inhibitor molecules that block tumors from burning fat also cause algae to increase lipid production by up to 300%. This was […]

[ More ] December 13th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel-Research |

U.S facilitates Renewable energy export

A few government agencies in the U.S, seven in total, along with U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu have come together in launching the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, a coordinated effort to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency exports. In partnership with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy (DOE) co-chairs the […]

[ More ] December 13th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA |

Aquaflow comes up with high value chemicals from algae

Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced a list containing twenty high value chemicals from wild algae. Aquaflow has a library of over 100 useful chemical compounds it has isolated which have potential uses in the industrial, transportation, textiles, health and hygiene markets. The global chemical industry is reliant on fossil fuels and is worth US$400bn per […]

[ More ] December 10th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae fuel interest for WWCC

World Wide Carbon Credits Director, Dr Steven Hensen, says the research led by Professor Andy Ball, Chair in Environmental Biotechnology at Flinders University, Australia, has isolated the gene that encodes an enzyme capable of producing a class of hydrocarbons known as triterpenoids, which includes the rare Dihydro squalene. Future research will focus on producing commercially viable […]

[ More ] December 10th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy |

Machine to grow algae from wastewater.

The city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Jamaica Bay announced two weeks ago that it would be starting a pilot project at the Rockaway Wastewater treatment plant that includes a machine that would convert algae into biofuel. The wastewater from the plant produces excess nitrogen, which is eventually discharged into the Bay. Although the […]

Algae biofuels industry’s language code

Tthe Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has released its “Algal Industry Minimum Descriptive Language” document—the first attempt at establishing a “common language” for the algae industry. This is aimed at removing confusion and increasing cohesion among experts evaluating algae technology, The document, which is intended to help facilitate life cycle analysis, unify research and spur the […]

[ More ] December 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy |

Algae research in temple tanks in Chennai, India

Prof S. Elumalai has been a serious researcher on algae from bio fuel. It is heartening to note that my city Chennai is now getting big time in the oil from algae map. Prof S Elumalai went to Durban University in SA and signed a MOU  to firm up academic and scientific collaboration between the Presidency […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | 4 Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Environment |

Algae biofuel push by TATA Steel

A nine-member strong consortium has bid to follow successful trials on the Scunthorpe steelworks by boffins from Sheffield University. TATA Steel bosses are backing this bid to build a production plant to convert algae into fuel. Chemical and biological engineer Professor Will Zimmerman, who heads up the Scunthorpe research, said progress was being made. “The […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Investments |

Algae researchers and educators called to come together

For the January 13 conference in The Woddlands, Texas and then for a special meeting of educators at the Biotech Institute of Lone Star College, The National Algae Association is putting out a call to educators to network with other educators and algae researchers in the enhancement of algae curricula by asking them to attend the […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Energy-Events |

Algae-biofuel technology patented by Bebout and Associates

Bebout and Associates of Savannah, Georgia, after 4 years of research, has patented a process for growing algae for biofuels that promises faster growth rates, higher oil production and greater freedom to locate commercial algae farms in rural areas. The process uses marlstone as a media buffer as well as a source of carbon and trace elements […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy, Algae-Energy-Companies |

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