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IIT Roorkee Creates ‘low-cost’ Fuel from Algae

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have come up with a new method for production of biodiesel from microalgae, which they claim is low-cost and more effective. Elaborating on the research, professor BR Gurjar, head of centre for transportation systems of the institute said, “Microalgae are considered to be one of the […]

DOE Awards $8 Million to Support Algae-Based Biofuel Development

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms and cultures. They will also deliver biology-focused breakthroughs while enabling accelerated […]

[ More ] July 15th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Algae-Biodiesel |

Imperial Academic Discusses His Work on Algae Fuel Factories

Scientists at Imperial College are working to produce biofuels from genetically modified algae. Though the team is experimenting with several genetically modified algae, their research will focus primarily on three types of algae – Cyanothece sp., Synechocystis sp, Chlamydomonas. Their idea is to produce three types of biofuels – Biohydrogen which is a clean transport […]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil Renew Algae Biofuels Research Agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing algae production. Both the companies have been researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable alternative to conventional transportation fuel since the launch of […]

[ More ] January 24th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Molecular Velcro Boosts Microalgae’s Potential in Biofuel, Industrial Applications

Scientists from Michigan State University have engineered Molecular Velcro into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research. This research may improve the efficiency of harvesting algae as well as improve the artificial microbial communities for sustainable biofuel production. In the study, the team focused on surface proteins of […]

BETO Announces Notice of Intent for the Development of Algae-Based Biofuels

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has intended to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for up to $8 million. The FOA, entitled Productivity Enhanced Algae and Tool-Kits (PEAK), will support innovative technologies and approaches to help advance bioenergy and bioproducts from algae. These projects will support the development of cost-competitive biofuels from algal biomass by focusing […]

[ More ] December 8th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel |

New Discovery Offers Potential for Algae Biofuel Production

Scientists from US have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. They identified a mutation in the green alga Chlamydomonas which substantially removes a constraint that is widely observed in micro-algae where the highest yields of oil can only be obtained from starving cultures. They found that there was a […]

Development of Cost-effective Biodiesel from Microalgae Using Protic Ionic Liquids

Production of biodiesel from microalgae still have constraints owing to high cost and energy consumption of biomass cultivation and lipid extraction. Now scientists have performed an experiment to produce cost effective biodiesel from microalgae using protic ionic liquids. The use of protic ionic liquids was assessed for lipid extraction using Scenedesmus obliquus and compared to […]

Aviation Community Signs MoA for Production of Aviation Jet Fuel from Algae

Aviation community has signed a memorandum of agreement with Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre (AMIC), Airbus Group, University of Malaya, University Malaysia Terengganu, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, and University of Kebangsaan Malaysia for offshore cultivation of tropical macroalgae for the production of aviation jet fuel. While the universities focus on different technologies of algae […]

New Algal Turf Scrubbers to Clean Water and Create Biomass for Renewable Fuel

Researchers funded by the Energy Department have developed algal flow ways or algal turf scrubbers to manage nutrient loading and improve fresh water, marine and estuarine communities. In these systems, filamentous algae are installed near stormwater or wastewater runoff sites and harvested with mechanical farm equipment. The highly productive, easily harvested, dewatered turf algae is […]

Microalgae Starch used in Producing Biodiesel

Researchers from Iran have conducted an experiment to use starch extracted from microalgae to produce biodiesel. Starch present in microalgae is the basic substance in fermentation process to produce biodiesel. In this process, a new method called gravity based enrichment was followed for screening the microorganisms based on cell density. Various starch and lipid producing […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, bio diesel |

New Method Creates Cheap, Environmentally Safe Biofuel

Scientists at the University of Melbourne have developed a new method for making biofuel that is inexpensive and eco-friendly. The new method enables the researchers to deliver carbon di oxide to microalgae which can be used to produce biodiesel. The new technique purifies carbon di oxide from the power station flue gases by absorbing it […]

[ More ] February 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts

6th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts 26 – 29 June, 2016 Paradise Point, San Diego www.algalbbb.com Abstract submission deadline: 5 February, 2016 Themes: Algal Biology – Molecular Traits of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Metabolic Regulation of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal Biology – Biodiversity and Bioprospecting of Microalgae for Biofuels Algal […]

Production of Biodiesel from Coastal Macroalgae (Chara vulgaris) and Optimization of Process Parameters Using Box‑Behnken Design

Scientists from Bangladesh performed an experiment to produce biodiesel from coastal macroalgae Chara vulgaris using an integrated method. Box–Behnken design based on response surface methods (RSM) was used as a statistical tool to analyse the suitable performing conditions for the production of biodiesel. Results showed high calorific value and yield of the biodiesel and thus […]

[ More ] December 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, bio diesel, Research, Seaweed |

Taiwanese Researchers Use Nanoparticles to Produce Algae Biodiesel

Researchers from Taiwan have developed a synthetic magnetic nanoparticle which helps to extract oil from microalgae. The nanoparticles produced from iron oxide and silicon dioxide could produce biodiesel from the magnetically extracted oil using an alkaline-based catalyst The new method could extract 97.1 percent of fats for the conversion into biodiesel compared to the existing technology. […]

[ More ] November 26th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel-Research, bio diesel, Research |

Sequencing Algae’s Genome may aid Biofuel Production

Researchers at University of Washington are conducting an experiment to sequence the complete genetic makeup of a division of algae called haptophytes to be used as a new tool for aquaculture, biofuel production and nutrition. The haptophyte taken for the study is Chrysochromulina tobin which thrives in oceans across the globe. In the experiment, the […]

Duke University to Research More on Algae

Duke University has been awarded $5.2 million grant to explore more on algae’s alternative benefits. The new Duke University-led Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium, or MAGIC will spend the next three years to analyse the best species of algae with high amount of oil and protein and also the different ways of extracting them. For this […]

Molecular ‘Swiss Army Knife’ to Make Biofuel from Algae

Researchers from Michigan State University have built a molecular ‘Swiss Army Knife’ which makes the production of biofuels and other green chemicals from algae more feasible. They created a synthetic protein that improves the assembly of the carbon-fixing factory of blue-green algae. The new protein replaces four gene products yet still supports photosynthesis. By reducing […]

Enhancement of FAME Productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus by Combining Nitrogen Deficiency with Sufficient Phosphorus Supply in Heterotrophic Cultivation

Researchers from China conducted an experiment to enhance FAME productivity of Scenedesmus obliquus by combining nitrogen deficiency with sufficient phosphorus supply in heterotrophic cultivation. Scenedesmus obliquus NIES-2280 was cultivated heterotrophically in a nitrogen deficient and phosphorus rich medium. Acetate was used as a carbon source. Results showed that the productivity of fatty acid methyl esters […]

Macro Green Algae (Chlorophyta) Biodiesel Energy Liquid Fuel Synthesis by Single-Step In-situ Transesterification Method

Scientists from India performed an experiment to synthesize biodiesel from macro green algae Chlorophyta by single step in situ trans esterification method. Macroalgae was collected, harvested, dried and the algal biomass was directly converted into fatty acid methyl ester by in situ trans esterification method. Results showed that macroalgae could be a potential algae for biodiesel […]

[ More ] September 1st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Cultivation |

Algae from the Sea Could Power Planes in the Sky

Scientists from Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) have identified two new ocean based algal strains that can be used as a source of biofuels for vehicles and aircraft. The two new strains Nannochloropsis oceanica and Chlorella vulgaris have dry-weight oil content of more than 50 percent that makes them as ideal sources of biofuel for vehicles and […]

Las Cruces Utilities, NMSU Partner on Biofuel Project

Las Cruces Utilities has collaborated with New Mexico State University on a project funded by Department of Energy and National Science Foundation. The project mainly deals with the production of biofuels from algae grown in wastewater. National Science Foundation is funding $5 million for a course of 10 years while Department of Energy is funding […]

Taiwan Develops Method of Making Biofuel from Microalgae

Scientists from Taiwan have developed a unique system to cultivate algae for the production of biofuels.  Microalgae were cultivated by coupling wastewater treatment process with algal photobioreactor for nutrient removal and production of biomass, using enriched CO2 from industrial exhaust gases. This technology not only helps in biodiesel production but also other health supplements such […]

Synthesis and Characterization of Biodiesel via In Situ Transesterification of Chlorella Algae and its Catalytic Deoxygenation to Renewable Diesel

Researchers from Brazil have conducted an experiment to synthesize renewable biodiesel via insitu transesterification of Chlorella algae. Catalytic deoxygenation was followed to covert the biodiesel to renewable diesel. The results showed that biodiesel from Chlorella exhibited slightly lower oxidation and thermal stability compared to soybean biodiesel. Hydrodeoxygentiaon of biodiesel showed that Ni-HY-80 could be used […]

[ More ] April 21st, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Research |

Biodiesel Production via Transesterification using Nano-CaO Catalyst Derived from Egg Shell

Scientists from Adhiparasakthi Engineering College, Tamil Nadu, have produced biodiesel from algae oil using nano calcium oxide as a catalyst. Nano calcium oxide was produced by calcinating egg shell powder with sonochemical reactor. Transesterification experiments were carried out using algae oil and hexane as a solvent. The results showed that CaO catalyst derived from egg […]


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