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Company Uses Wastewater and Algae for Biofuel, Fertilizer

Clearas Water Recovery, a US based company has developed a process to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from public wastewater treatment plants, keeping waterways from being inundated with the compounds that starve fish and plant life of oxygen. In turn, the algae can be sold to other companies for fertilizer, biofuels and other uses. […]

IIT Researchers Develop Algae Biodiesel Production Catalyst Using Rajasthan Sand

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have created a catalyst for biofuel production from algae using sand from Rajasthan, nickel and cobalt that cuts the price of production to half of that of fossil fuel. Many catalysts use expensive rare materials such as Rhodium that push up the price of production. The researchers say […]

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 […]

Dutch Scientists Develop Motorcycle Powered by Algae Oil

A Dutch designer named Ritsert Mans has teamed up with his scientist friend Peter Mooji to create a very unconventional motorcycle. Peter Mooji grows algae for using it as an energy source. Mooji’s interest in algae inspired Ritsert Mans to develop a motorcycle that was fuelled by algae oil. He decided the build the thing almost […]

[ More ] June 5th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel, Innovations |

Is algae fuel snake oil? An interesting post on algae fuels from Cleantech Guide

Here’s an interesting post from the Cleantech Guide titled: “I heard we can get oil from algae. Is it snake oil or is it legit?” This is a balanced view on the topic I must say. The takeaway: Potential exists, but don’t bet on it to happen anytime soon. Some excerpts: “ I can tell […]

[ More ] May 16th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oils, Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel |

MAGIC Team Reveals Algae’s Hidden Powers

Marine AlGae Industrialization Consortium (MAGIC) team is finding out possible ways to convert lipids from marine algae into high density hydrocarbon biofuels for use in aviation and cargo shipping industries on a commercially viable scale. The left over algal biomass can be used to produce nutritious animal feed. According to the team, growing enough algae […]

[ More ] March 30th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Aviation-Fuel, Algae-Fuel |

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 |

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 Strain of Algae Produces Five Times More Hydrogen Fuel

Scientists at Tel Aviv University has developed a new strain of super algae that emits five times more hydrogen than normal. The development could have huge implications for the shift to clean energy, as automotive giants like Hyundai and Toyota release hydrogen-powered vehicles. Algae creates hydrogen with the assistance of the enzyme hydrogenase, which is […]

[ More ] September 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Hydrogen, Research |

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 […]

[ 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 […]

[ 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

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 […]

[ 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 […]

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 […]

[ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[ 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[ 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 […]

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 […]

[ 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 […]

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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