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Algae.Tec’s First Commercial Photobioreactor Shipped to Australia

Algae.Tec (http://algaetec.com.au/about/) is an advanced biofuels company focused on commercializing technology that produces algae to manufacture sustainable fuels such as bio diesel and green jet fuel. The photo-bioreactor module  desgined by the engineering divison of Algae.Tec has been shipped from their Algae Development and Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, an has been shipped to the Australia. […]

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[ More ] November 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Photobioreactor |

Algae.Tec’s Photobioreactors Headed for Australia

Algae.Tec has successfully shipped its first Photobioreactor from its Algae Development and Manufacturing Center  in Georgia, USA to Nowra, Australia. The photobioreactors would capture carbon dioxide waste from power stations and feed it to the algae system. The company plans to continue production till the mid of 2012 and aims to ship about four more […]

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[ More ] November 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Photobioreactor |

Boosting Algae Biomass Productivity by Algae Engineering

Genetic engineering research at the Iowa State University reveals that the algae biomass can be boosted by 50-80% by expressing or activating genes that promote photosynthesis. The researchers have worked on two genes – LCIA and LCIB — which  when expressed capture more CO2  increase the biomass productivity. However, when algae live in an environment with enough […]

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[ More ] November 24th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Fuel-Research |

5th International Algae Congress

Following the success of the previous four international algae congresses, the organisers are pleased to announce the fifth International Algae Congress. The 5th International Algae Congress will be taking place in the Radisson BLU hotel in Berlin, Germany on 1 & 2 December 2011. It is organised by the European Society of Microalgal Biotechnology (ESMB), the German DLG e.V. (German Agricultural […]

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[ More ] November 22nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

Dunaliella salina as a Model for Abiotic Stress Tolerance

I recently came across this recent review paper by Ramos et al., on using Dunaliella salina as a model for abiotic stress tolerance and thought it would be an interesting read for all. The paper elaborates on isoprenoid and carotenoid biosynthesis regulation in addition to various genetic transformation procedures that would, in future, help this […]

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[ More ] November 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae-Strains |

Algae Appliance – Origin Oil’s Latest Invention

A new algae harvesting system called Algae Appliance by OriginOil Inc. This appliance would process at a low cost in addition to minimal use of chemicals. OriginOil has slated 2012 for the commercial release of Algae Appliance. The system is slated to remove up to 90% of the initial water volume. The system is designed […]

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[ More ] November 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Harvesting |

What Craig Venter Has to Say About Algae Biofuels

While attending the “What Will Turn Us On In 2030?”, Craig Venter mentioned that he hopes to harvest algae to use it for everyday needs with the help of genetic engineering. Venter’s interest in algae grew after his mission to actualize synthetic biology. He realized that most of the genes he had collected were from […]

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[ More ] November 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Fuel |

Algae Engineering Kits for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Synechococcus elongatus

Traditionally, algae researchers have relied on cells, cloning tools and vectors that were inferior and could easily get contaminated resulting in low survival rates. An US based company- Life Technologies has now introduced genetic engineering kits, called Gene Art for two potent strains – Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (potent strain for hydrogen production) and Synchococcus elongatus ( […]

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[ More ] November 19th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae- Photosynthesis |

WWCC and Flinders University into Algae Genetic Engineering Research

World Wide Carbon Credits Limited (WWCC), a hong-kong based private equity investor,  in collaboration with a team at Australia’s Flinders University have successfully found the gene in algae responsible for the production of high chain hydrocarbons.In August 2011, WWCC patented the new algae’s genetic sequence in the US and Australia and are currently in the process […]

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[ More ] November 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae- Photosynthesis, Uncategorized |

First US Commercial Algae-Fuel Powered Flight

The first US commercial flight by biofuels derived from algae  (Solajet)  has flown from Houston’s IAH airport to Chicago’s O’Hare airport. Solajet,( 40% algae-derived jet fuel) manufactured by Solazyme,complies with the ASTM D7566 specification for ‘synthetic paraffinic kerosene from hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids. (approved in July 2011) Solazyme claims that that they produce  500,000 tonnes […]

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[ More ] November 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Aviation-Fuel |

Solazyme in the Stock Market

Sources reveal that Solazyme reported a net loss of $14.09 million for the quarter, a bigger net loss than the $8.92 million it reported in 2010.  In the first week of November, the company reported revenues of $8.94 million, up from revenues of $4.63 million.  Solazyme’s shares have been down over the three-month period, and as of […]

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[ More ] November 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Oil-Companies |

Sapphire Energy Secures Funds from USDA

Sapphire Energy, an algae fuels company, based out of  Mexico, has secured loan from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  to build and operate a $135 million integrated algal biorefinery (IABR) in Columbus.  This refinery aims to produce about 100 barrrels of algae oil / day. The IABR will be capable of producing 100 barrels of refined […]

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Algaetech International into the Production of Aviation Fuels from Algae

Here is a Press Release from Algaetech International, Malaysia on the Frost & Sullivan’s Asia Pacific Green Excellence award and the company’s venture into algae based aviation fuels. KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Algaetech International Sdn. Bhd. has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Service Innovation in Algae Technology. The […]

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[ More ] September 26th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algaetech International Receives 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award

Algaetech International, Malaysia has received Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for their innovative services in algae technology. Algaetech International is into the field of micro algal research, development and consultancy as well as production and marketing of renewable energy and high value products such as anti-oxidants and other nutraceuticals. Algaetech has researched […]

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[ More ] September 8th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Microalgae or Macroalgae?

Adapted from the Algae Fuels Community @ CleanTick – http://www.cleantick.com/users/algaesmiles/pages/potential-of-macroalgae-as-a-biofuel-feedstock Macroalgae or seaweeds represent a diverse group of eukaryotic, photosynthetic marine organisms. Unlike microalgae, which are unicellular, the macroalgal species are multicellular and possess plant-like characteristics. These photosynthetic organisms abundant in oceans and coastal waters. They are a potent biofuel feedstock, they have high amounts […]

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[ More ] August 11th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Ethanol, Seaweed |

Have an Algae Fuel Question?

In my previous post I had mentioned that a new online Algae  Fuels Community @ CleanTick has been launched by the promoters of Oilgae. This algae fuels community now comprises about 500+ algae fuel experts and enthusiasts, most of whom are very actively participating in discussions, starting pages related to algae fuels, showcasing their projects […]

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The Algae Fuel Challenge

Came across an interesting page  at the Algae Fuels Community @ CleanTick which discusses the challenges in each part of the algae biofuel value chain. “Deriving fuel from algae is at research stage, and there are some daunting challenges in each part of the fuel production value chain. Energy efficient technologies, easy scalability, maximum utilization […]

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Contamination in Open ponds for Algae Cultivation

Adapted from – Algae Fuels Community @ CleanTick – http://www.cleantick.com/users/franc/pages/challenges-in-algae-fuel-commercialisation One of the issues that is being encountered in open pond-algal cultivation is the contamination. Contamination of ponds can be a result of:  a)  Infiltration from local algae and other organisms  b) Dust particles, leaves and other airborne materials For instance, although the algal species […]

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A centrifuge uses 48.8% of the total energy consumption during algal biofuel production

Harvesting microalgae is difficult as well as energy intensive. This is mainly because the most rapidly growing algal species are frequently very small and often motile unicells which are the most difficult to harvest. Moreover, the conventional harvesting methods used for harvesting microalgae – such as centrifuges, filtration and flotation equipments – are energy-intensive. A […]

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[ More ] August 5th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in algae oil production, Algae-Harvesting |

Materials Used in Building Closed Photobioreactors

Building photobioreactors using low cost materials is still a challenge. Efforts are being pursued by various universities and companies in this area to make cheap PBR’s Here is an excerpt  from the Algae Fuels Community @ CleanTick on the various low cost  materials that can be used for building low cost PBR’s #1 – PolyVinyl […]

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[ More ] August 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Algae-Photobioreactor |

CO2-limitation-inducible Green Recovery of fatty acids from cyanobacterial biomass

Here is an interesting article which deals with a  Green Recovery strategy to convert membrane lipids into fatty acids for economical and environmentally sustainable biofuel production. http://www.pnas.org/content/108/17/6905.full?sid=6d498fcf-5e5c-43f4-8d8a-c54c60a2e029

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[ More ] August 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

OriginOil to work with PACE in the single step extraction systems of algal oil

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL)  selects Pacific Advanced Civil Engineering, Inc. (PACE) of Fountain Valley, California, to fast-track the rollout of its line of Single Step Extraction(TM) systems for the algal oil extraction, in response to immediate customer demand.PACE will help OriginOil engineer the Tarong systems, and quickly turn around a standard OriginOil commercial offering on modular […]

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[ More ] August 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Innovation at Los Alamos Unlocking a New Source of Domestic Oil… From Algae!

A report from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found that up to 17 percent of the United States’ imported oil for transportation could be replaced with American-grown biofuels from algae. http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/05/17/innovation-los-alamos-unlocking-new-source-domestic-oil-algae   Some interesting links Building Energy Analytics Some Innovative & Unique Solar Power

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[ More ] August 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae-based CO2 Capture Companies

For power plants and other entities which are large-scale emitters of CO2, capturing it using algae will help a great deal in monetizing the carbon- credits as well as providing algae biofuels -Link Key advantages of algae-based CO2 capture is that it has the potential to provide a sustainable pathway for CO2 capture and partial […]

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[ More ] July 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-CO2-Capture, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Analysis of Marine Microalgae Strain- Nannochloropsis.salina for Biofuels Production

I  came across a project at the Algae Fuels Community @ CleanTick and thought I could share this with you as well. Provided below are some highlights  on the properties of the marine algae strain-Nannochloropsis salina which I gathered after going through the details shared by one of the members in the algae fuels community […]

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