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

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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 »

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7th Algae Biomass Summit, Orlando, September 30- October 2nd 2013

The 7th annual Algae Biomass Summit will take place September 30 – October 3, 2013 at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida. This dynamic event unites industry professionals from all sectors of the world’s algae utilization industries including, but not limited to, financing, algal ecology, genetic systems, carbon partitioning, engineering & analysis, biofuels, animal feeds, […]

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[ More ] September 17th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

6th Algae World Asia 28-29 Oct,2013

Organising Company:                    Centre for Management Technology Event Name:                                    6th Algae World Asia Date of Event:                                   28-29 Oct, 2013 – Bangkok State/Country:                                   Bangkok,Thailand Event Venue:                                   The Westin Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Event URL:                                      http://www.cmtevents.com/main.aspx?ev=131046&pu=223718 Contact Name:                                Ms. Fu Huiyan Email Address:                                 huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg Telephone Number:                      +65 6346 9117 | Fax: […]

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[ More ] September 16th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

Rooftop Algae Farming – A case study

Roof tops are excellent venues to grow algae because the high temperatures and constant sunlight helps it to grow.  A recent study the Oilgae team revealed that a company – EnerGaia, based out of Bangkok, grows Spirulina on roof tops in specialized photobioreactors. The company’s aims to cultivate Spirulina in roof tops of hotels, factories […]

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[ More ] September 14th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Cultivation, Photobioreactors |

Algae Can Accumulate Lipids Quicker than Believed

Research findings from the University of Florida suggested that lipid accumulation in algal cells begins just hours after they are starved of nitrogen – not days, as some research had earlier suggested. The research by a professor in the Uni of Florida’s horticultural science department – Bala Rathinasabapathi, also  found that about 30 percent of lipids […]

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[ More ] September 8th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae- Photosynthesis |

Algae Photobioreactors for Individual Homes

Grow Energy of San Diego, California, have developed algae panels that can be mounted onto a building’s roof or envelope.The system, called as Verde, employs a clean combustion process to burn algal biomass to create electricity and heat energy, which can significantly offset a property’s utility expenses. Verde system photobioreactors, designed by Grow Energy, are […]

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[ More ] September 4th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Cultivation-Biofuel, Photobioreactors |

First Algae Powered Building in Germany

An algae powered building is in construction in Hamburg, Germany. The building, named as BIQ, designed by Splitterwerk Architects features a bio-adaptive façade of microalgae which is being cultivated in glass elements. The algae are then used to produce energy, and can also control light and provide shade. The algae are continuously supplied with liquid […]

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[ More ] September 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae- Photosynthesis, Algae-Cultivation |

Texas University Researchers Harvest Biofuels from Synthetic Trees

Researchers from the University of Texas have envisioned a novel system that mimics the way we obtain sap from a maple tree. In this case, instead of harvesting maple syrup, we would harvest biofuels from a synthetic tree. In this concept, algae cells are grown as photosynthetic biofilms on porous surfaces that keep them hydrated […]

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[ More ] September 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Suspended Algae Garden in Paris

HORTUS.PARIS, an exhibition from ecoLogicStudio held in Paris introduced a new gardening prototype that was designed to stimulate the emergence of novel material practices. The prototype hosted a suspended algae garden which will slowly grow during the months of the exhibition. Visitors were invited to keep the garden alive by blowing air into the algae […]

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[ More ] September 4th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae- Photosynthesis, Photobioreactors |

Energy Balance in Raceway Ponds for Microalgae Cultivation – A Research Article

This research article attempts to address energy consumption in raceway ponds (RWPs). The problem has been addressed combining theoretical correlations and experimental data. Head losses for conventional raceway ponds were evaluated, and the results were compared with data available in literature. This study suggested possible improvements to the traditional RWP design: an Innovative Raceway Pond […]

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[ More ] August 20th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Research, Uncategorized |

Energy Considerations in a Photobioreactor

As one might be knowing,one of the engineering challenges in the algae biofuels industry,is the making of high performance photobioreactors. The challenge for reactor optimization goes into two directions, one is to provide optimal physiological conditions for the algae cells to come close to their theoretical photo conversion efficiency (PCE) of about 9-10%,the other is […]

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[ More ] August 19th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Photobioreactors |

US Companies Join Together to Market Algae Oil

US based algae biofuel company, Algae International Group (ALGA) has signed an agreement with the Gulf Hydrocarbon, Inc (GULF), a company which provides biodiesel to the petroleum industry. According to the agreement, GULF will exclusively represent Algae International Group in sales and distribution of ALGA’s proprietary and non-proprietary algal oils and products created with the […]

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Solazyme’s Commercial Algae Production Operations Going Strong On the Track

Solazyme Inc. recently released financial results for the second quarter of 2012, reporting progress in the development of its commercial production facilities. The company reported total revenue for the quarter of $11.2 million, down from $13.5 million reported for the same period of last year. According to Solazyme, the $11.2 million in revenue reported for […]

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[ More ] August 19th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Corporates |

Aurora Algae’s New Algae Cultivation Test Site

Aurora Algae, one of the few top algae biofuel companies, has completed construction of a new algae cultivation test site in Geraldton, Western Australia, to evaluate the potential of the Mid West region for the production of microalgae. Aurora has partnered with the Durack Institute of Technology, Australia for this test project. Aurora Algae has […]

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[ More ] August 19th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Corporates, Uncategorized |

Algal DHA – A Healthy Food Supplement for Expectant Mothers

Let the Good Fat from Omega-3 Neutralize Your Bad Fat-Know more Expectant mothers are advised to intake algae supplement – instead of deep-sea fish – to obtain DHA for the healthy development of babies. Deep-sea fish is mostly contaminated by heavy metal due to serious marine pollution and hence algae is proposed as an alternative […]

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Algae Based Waste Water Treatment – A Compendium of Global Efforts

As one might be aware, algae are important bioremediation agents, and are already being used as a potential avenue for waste water treatment by many facilities. This blog briefs some of the  research efforts and global activities on algae based waste water treatment that has taken place in the past few years. Efforts by Worldwide […]

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[ More ] August 14th, 2013 | 3 Comments | Posted in Algae Waste Water Treatment, Uncategorized |

Marine Algae As Sources of Nutraceuticals and Industrial Products

The Super Formula to Fight Aging – Its Name is Astaxanthin -Know more Marine algae is known to product a myraid of natural products, with some containing unique molecular structures, and many of them have been shown to possess a variety of pharmaceutical and nutritional properties. In a project investigated at Rutger’s University, selected species […]

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Botryococcus Brauni Investigated for Algae Polymers Production

An European research project , uses microalgae as a raw material for the sustainable production and recovery of hydrocarbons and polysaccharides and for the subsequent conversion to renewable polymers. The project is led by the Wageningen UR Food and Biobased Research and  comprises 20 partners of which 40% SME and several large corporates plus universities […]

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Methods Of and Systems for Isolating Carotenoids and Omega-3 Rich Oil Products from Algae – A Patent

One of the biggest problems in algae biofuels commercialization lies in the process of algae harvesting and extraction which requires large external energy inputs. Some of the attributes of algae which makes algae harvesting and extraction difficult include: 1. Algae cells are very small in size (about 2 to about 20 nm) 2. Algae oil […]

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Can Diverse Algae Growing together Enhance Yield?

An interesting experiment will be done over the next few months at University of Michigan (UM). The goal is to test the idea that certain naturally diverse groups of algae have complementary traits that enhance the efficiency and stability of biofuel yield beyond what any single species can do alone. The project involves an unusual […]

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[ More ] August 5th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Sapphire Energy’s Algae Crude Production To Scale Up Soon?

Sapphire Energy, a San Diego based,one of the top algae biofuel companies, has paid off the entire loan awarded to the company by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In Dec. 2009, the company was awarded a $54.5 million loan guarantee through the Biorefinery Assistance Program, administered by the USDA Rural Development-Cooperative Service, to build a […]

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[ More ] August 5th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies, Corporates |

DOE’s Algae Biofuel Projects – Way to Go!

In an attempt to commercially produce the sustainable algae biofuels within 2022, the US Department of Energy (DOE)  has granted $16.5 million to four projects in California, Hawaii, and New Mexico. The projects cover both upstream and downstream processes in the algae production value chain. Details of the algae biofuel projects include: Project Theme Grant […]

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Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop, September 27, 2013, Fairfield, New Jersey

The National Algae Association’s workshop on Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies  is taking place during September 27, 2013 in Fairfield, New Jersey. Deadline for submitting presentations: August 15, 2013 More about the event: http://www.nationalalgaeassociation.com/

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[ More ] July 29th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

2nd International Seaweed Conference, 25-26 September 2013, Den Helder/Texel, The Netherlands

The 2nd International Seaweed Conference is taking  place at Den Helder/Texel, The Netherlands from 25 – 26 September – 2013. The event serves as a platform to discover the business opportunities seaweeds and seaweed commodities . Click here to view the programa agenda-  http://www.seagriculture.eu/Seagriculture-exploring-the-seaweed-chain/Conference-program/page/4045/

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[ More ] July 29th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo, September 10-12, Nebraska,US

The 2013 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo will take place September 10-12, 2013, at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, US. Produced by BBI International, this national event will feature the world of advanced biofuels and biobased chemicals—technology scale-up, project finance, policy, national markets and more—with a core focus on the industrial, petroleum and agribusiness […]

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[ More ] July 29th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

Algal Culture Management and Strain Selection Workshop, August 19-23, University of Texas, Austin

The Algal Culture Management and Strain Selection Workshop is taking place between August 19-23, 2013 at The University of Texas,  Austin.  Presentations will cover the fundamentals of isolating and identifying microalgae, handling and managing microalgal cultures (including methods for cryopreservation), screening strains for desirable characteristics, genetically improving strains, and analysis of lipids and higher-value products. The […]

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[ More ] July 29th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

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