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One-pot Bioconversion of Algae Biomass into Terpenes for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

Scientists from USA performed an experiment to effectively use all algal components for biofuel production. In their study, they demonstrated the concept of one-pot bioconversion of algal carbohydrate and protein into value-added terpene compounds. The process was carried out through the development of engineered microbial consortium Results showed that the engineered consortium produced up to […]

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[ More ] June 23rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

RIT Links up with Synergy Biogas to Explore Production of Biofuels from Algae

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from New York has partnered with Synergy Biogas to explore the environmental benefits of microalgae for wastewater treatment and production of biofuels. RIT is running a three month pilot programme at Synergy Biogas, where microalgae will be grown in a 1000 gallon tank through a process that can be scaled […]

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[ More ] June 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Alliances, Research |

Algae in Mix for Jet Biofuel

Scientists from Australia have found that a freshwater macroalgae Oedogonium native to Australia could be used to create a high quality, renewable biofuel that could be mixed with jet fuel, gasoline and diesel. Thus, jet aeroplanes may one day be powered with biofuel made from algae. Source

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EPA Approves Joule’s Advanced Biofuel Pathway

US EPA has approved a renewable energy pathway filed by Joule Unlimited Technologies to generate D5 advanced biofuels renewable identification numbers (RINs) for its algae based ethanol under renewable fuel standard. Joule’s process produces advanced ethanol from cyanobacteria using a proprietary production process called Helioculture Sunflow-E ethanol process. In this process, cyanobacteria acts as a […]

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[ More ] April 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Algae-Fuel |

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 […]

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Energetic Feasibility of Milking Process for Algal Fuel Production Using Biofilm Photobioreactor for Growth of Microalgae

Scientists from Western Australia have performed an experiment to reduce the energy consumption for producing fuels from algae. The new technique also prevents following harvesting technique which is critical in algae cultivation. The new method follows cultivation of microalgae on a biofilm photobioreactor. Preliminary energetic feasibility analysis have been carried out. Results show that for […]

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[ More ] February 26th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Fuel, Photobioreactors, Research |

CAER Partners with Lianhenghui Investment Company to Construct Algae Production Facility

Algae and Biofuels Laboratory at CAER has partnered with Lianhenghui Investment Company to construct a five-acre algae production facility in China. The facility will use novel photobioreactor technology for growing algae which will be used for the production of nutraceuticals, bioplastics and fuels. The company is also constructing a similar smaller facility which will employ […]

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NREL Boosts Algae Fuel Yields through Improved Process

National Renewable Energy Laboratory has developed a new biorefinery process to increase the yield of fuel from algae biomass. In traditional process, the algae produce lipids that get converted into fuels. But NREL, in a previous research work used solid-liquid separation process to convert carbohydrates into fermentable sugars which could be converted to ethanol. In […]

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ANA to use Euglena Jet Fuel made from Green Algae at Japan Plant

ANA Holdings Inc., Japan’s largest airline, plans to use Euglena Co. biofuel made from algae. ANA will use a mix of which 10% will be algae based fuel. Euglena has teamed up with Chevron Lummus Global LCC to build the initial plant and begin operations in 2018. It also aims to construct a commercial plant […]

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[ More ] December 8th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Aviation-Fuel, Algae-Fuel, Japan |

Characterization of Pyrolysis Products Obtained from Desmodesmus sp. Cultivated in Anaerobic Digested Effluents (DADE)

Scientists from China performed an experiment to characterize pyrolysis products obtained from Desmodesmus sp. cultivated in anaerobic digested effluents (DADE). The results were also compared to those obtained by cultivating Desmodesmus sp. in Blue green medium BG11 (DBG11). The results showed that both species exhibited similar hydrogen, nitrogen and sulphur content. The carbon content of […]

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MSU Partners with ExxonMobil to Advance Biofuel Research

Michigan State University has partnered with ExxonMobil to expand its research on algae based fuels. The project will mainly focus on analyzing the different species of algae which are the most efficient under a range of natural conditions. It will also analyse other characteristic features of such efficient algae, like the genes responsible for their survival in […]

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Biofat Project Demonstrates Algae’s Potential for Biofuels Production

Biofat project, a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project, has confirmed algae as a potential source of biofuel with low greenhouse gas emissions.  The project has focussed mainly on improving and demonstrating sustainability in the process considering both environmental and economic issues. Two 1.5 hectare pilot-scale facilities have been built for this purpose in Italy and Portugal […]

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[ More ] October 6th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

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 […]

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US DOE Injects $18 Million into Algae Technology Development

US Department of Energy has announced that it will fund $18 million to six algae based biofuels projects in order to reduce the price of algae based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019. This funding will also support the development of bio economy that can help create green jobs and […]

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[ More ] July 14th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Biofuel, Research |

A New Method of Converting Algal Oil to Transportation Fuels

Scientists from Japan have developed a new method of converting algal oil to transportation fuels. Squalene, which is produced by microalgae, could be converted to jet fuel or gasoline by this method.   The method uses ruthenium as a catalyst supported on cerium oxide. In the presence of this catalyst, squalane, obtained from squalene, reacts […]

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SBC Continues Tie-Up on Microalgae Research with Mitsubishi Corp

Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) has continued its collaboration with Mitsubishi Corporation on microalgae research and industrial biotechnology.  The partnership will continue for another two years in which research work will be carried out at SBC laboratories. The research will mainly focus on the discovery of new algal species, which will be developed for renewable fuels […]

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Engineering a Bacillus subtilis Strain Capable of Utilizing Marine Macroalgae for Biofuels Production

Scientists from Korea have conducted an experiment to unveil different pathways from algae associated bacteria and restructuring them to use algal polysaccharide as a feedstock for biofuel production. In this study, the alginate degrading machinery of Vibrio splendidus was used to engineer Bacillus subtilis capable of utilizing alginate to produce ethanol. The process was optimized by […]

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Turning Algal Blooms into Biofuel

Scientists at Western Michigan University are conducting an experiment to use harmful algal blooms as a feedstock for biofuels and also the leftover feedstocks as farm soil nutrients. Currently, the team is exploring different growth substrates suitable for algal growth in water bodies. By using 3-D printing technologies, scientists are engineering different substrates suitable for […]

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Value-addition in Production of Ethanol from Macro Algae

Scientists have found a way to produce bio-ethanol from macro algal biomass of Gracilaria dura and Gelidiella acerosa and Gellidium pusillum. A ton of fresh biomass could supply several valuable extracts. Enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation of cellulose obtained could yield 1.8 – 17.4 kg of ethanol. The major highlight of this process is that along […]

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[ More ] April 8th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Algae-Fuel, Research |

Designer Yeast Makes Renewable Jet Fuel

Scientists at Amyris are making an experiment to produce jet fuel from sugar cane. This renewable fuel has the same energy density as the standard jet fuel. It is also advantageous as it has a lower freezing point, fewer greenhouse gas emissions and a renewable source when compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. Using synthetic biology, […]

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[ More ] March 3rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Merrick Signs with Genifuel for Reliance Industries Hydrothermal Processing Pilot System

Merrick & Company has signed with Genifuel Corporation to provide the design and commissioning of the hydrothermal processing pilot system for Reliance Industries. The system will process whole algae into biocrude, fuel gas and usable by-products, thereby doubling the yield of biofuels from algae and reducing the cost of production by 86%. The system uses […]

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[ More ] February 24th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in algae oil production, Algae-Fuel, Biofuel, Companies |

Algenol Gets $25 Million Funding From BioFields

Algenol LLC has received a $25 million investment from BioFields for biofuel production from algae. This investment provides Algenol an opportunity to shift is concentration more towards commercialization. Algenol also plans to convert the left-over algal biomass into cellulosic diesel and jet fuel drop-ins. Source

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[ More ] February 16th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Oil-Companies, Biofuel |

Algenol Launches Algae Fuels Demonstration Project in India

Algenol and Reliance Industries have successfully launched India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the world’s largest refinery, Reliance Jamnagar Refinery. The main aim of the project is to demonstrate the rapid growth of Algenol system in India and the ways in which integration of refinery operations is to be […]

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[ More ] January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Algae-A Third Generation Feedstock for Biodiesel

Algae represent the third generation feedstock for biodiesel with much higher yields than second generation crops. They can yield as much as 50T of biodiesel per hectare year when compared to 2 T from jatropha. Apart from biodiesel, algae can also be processed to yield other energy products such as ethanol, gasoline, aviation fuels, hydrogen […]

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[ More ] December 16th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel |

Algae Bioethanol and Biodiesel Production through Glycerol Fermentation

Researchers integrated the use of glycerol to produce ethanol in simultaneous production of biodiesel and bioethanol (Read More about Ethanol from Algae) production from algae. The process consists of growing of algae, determining the optimal fraction of oil vs. starch, followed by oil extraction, starch liquefaction and saccharification, to sugars, oil transesterification and the fermentation […]

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