Comprehensive Algae Fuels Report

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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 »

Comprehensive Castor Oil Report

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University of Greenwich’ to lead multi-million pound project to develop useful products from Algae

A multi-million pound project to make energy out of pink and orange algae is being led by researchers at a Kent university. An international team of scientists aim to build a biorefinery called the D-Factory to turn an algae called Dunaliella into useful products like food, plastics and fuel. Researchers at the Medway campus of […]

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[ More ] February 26th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Grants, Research, United Kingdom, University Research |

McConnell Sought Grant but Mocked Obama Biofuel Plan

McConnell sought grant money for a company seeking to develop biofuel from algae, then a few years later called Obama’s proposal for a similar plan a “pipe dream.” Two years ago, Sen. Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor to deride President Barack Obama for a speech that called for developing biofuel from algae — […]

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[ More ] February 26th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy, Government, Grants, United States |

Algae Educators Play an Important Role

Algae educators have an important role to play in responding to critical societal needs.  Remarkably, algae have the capacity to powerfully address major global food, fuel, and CO2 issues.  There is currently an urgency to act in a timely fashion.  Relevant and dynamic curricula which are coupled with affordable, appropriate instructional technology that is packaged […]

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[ More ] February 21st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Grants |

Delegation split on New Farm Bill

San Diego’s members of the House of Representatives were divided in the end of January 2014 on whether to approve the nation’s new nearly $1 trillion farm bill, one that cuts food stamps by about $8 billion over the next decade. Members who were against it the bill that establishes the federal government’s farm policies […]

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Norway to coordinate European marine biotechnology research

Much of the resources in the oceans are underutilised or not yet discovered. Now Norway has been given the responsibility for coordinating important European research on marine biotechnology. The ERA-NET on marine biotechnology (ERA-MarineBiotech) was recently launched. Special Adviser Steinar Bergseth of the Research Council of Norway is the coordinator for the new network, which […]

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Commercial Algae Cultivation, Harvesting, Extraction Technologies and Networking Workshop, February 28, 2014

The emerging algae production industry is having new successes every day by dedicated commercially-minded algaepreneurs, researchers and equipment companies collaborating throughout the world.  Algae production for both fuels and co-products have been on the rise over the past year. As these new technologies are proven to scale, they are being introduced into the algae production […]

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[ More ] February 19th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events, United States |

DOE Releases “Advancements in Algal Biofuels: Year in Review”

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released its Advancements in Algal Biofuels: Year in Review. The goal of BETO is to support advanced in the production of algal biofuel – especially those that lower the cost of production. Highlights of the report: Fast algae-to-bio-crude oil process reduces production costs: DOE’s […]

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[ More ] February 18th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oils, Algae-Biodiesel |

Schott Glass, Heliae and ASU Join Hands to Commercialise Heliae’s Algae Production Technology

In Arizona, SCHOTT North America, Heliae, and Arizona State University announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership, SCHOTT, a global leader in glass innovation, financed a Helix photobioreactor built by Heliae and installed at ASU’s DOE-funded algae testbed facility. Over the next several years, algae research […]

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Interactive Algae Farm

This article was taken from the Feb 2014 issue of Wired magazine . Source:  Algal architecture is on the rise: in early 2013, Arup unveiled an algae-powered building in Hamburg with a “bioadaptive” façade; and researchers in Barcelona are developing biological concrete that uses microalgae. Cesare Griffa, a Torinese architect, is taking a more networked approach: “I believe that […]

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Fluid Imaging Technologies has Awarded its 2014 Student Equipment & Travel Grant

Laboratory instrumentation manufacturer Fluid Imaging Technologies, Scarborough, Maine has awarded its 2014 Student Equipment & Travel Grant to Louis R. Brown, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Texas A&M AgriLife Research. His proposal, Elucidating the impacts of seasonal variation and contaminant suppressants in algal cultures using FlowCAM, was selected after a series of in-depth reviews by a panel […]

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Algae-based Wastewater Treatment in the Dyeing and Textile Industry

Waste stream generated in the textile industry is essentially based on water-based effluent generated in the various activities of wet processing of textiles, in a practical estimate, it has been found that 45% material in preparatory processing, 33% in dyeing and 22% are re-processed in finishing. The fact is that the effluent generated in different […]

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[ More ] January 31st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Algae-based Waste Water Treatment in Tanneries

Industrial-scale production of leather  requires extremely high volumes of process water. The water is not only needed for transportation in the production process but also for various tasks such as removing or soaking the hides. The wastewater problem is correspondingly acute  especially in European producer countries like Italy and Spain but also in China, India, […]

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[ More ] January 31st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Non-Fuel Applications of Waste Water Algae

Algae are possibly one of the most useful, yet one of the most ignored organisms. In addition to the fact that algae are responsible for consuming most of the CO2 and releasing the most amount of oxygen that keeps us alive, algae are also being used in diverse industries and applications. In fact, according to […]

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Fuel Products from Waste Water Algae

Aside from the fact that expensive reactor systems are not required, the algae- based wastewater treatment also is unlike some other algal-cultivation (for fuel) methods that rely on using algae that might not have a particular medium as its natural habitat. This is the powerful idea that has driven some companies to make serious efforts […]

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[ More ] January 28th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

2014 EDGE Biofuels Certificates and Individual Courses Open for Registration

The California Center for Algae Biotechnology (Cal-CAB, previously SD-CAB) and UC San Diego Extension are offering the EDGE Biofuels Certificates again for 2014.  Applications for the certificates are open. Enrollment in individual Biofuels courses is also an option, space permitting. The Educating and Developing workers for the Green Economy (EDGE) Initiative was started with funding from the […]

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[ More ] January 27th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

International Biomass Conference & Expo, March 24-26, 2014, Orlando, Florida

The International Biomass Conference & Expo, presented by BBI International, will be held March 24-26, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The 2014 agenda is tightly focused on leading edge developments in the biomass industry, from feedstock cultivation, harvest and storage to conversion technology, project finance and regulatory guidance.  The 2014 main program will include 30-plus panels and more than 100 […]

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[ More ] January 23rd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

Fleet to Fuels Workshop, 30th January, 2014, Washington DC

U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy’s joint “Farm-to-Fleet” venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use by the military. This incorporates the acquisition of biofuel blends into regular Department of Defense (DOD) domestic solicitations for jet engine and marine diesel fuels. The Navy will seek to purchase JP-5 […]

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[ More ] January 22nd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

Waste Water Already Contains Nutrients for Algae Growth! Is there a requirement of adding additional nutrients for growing algae?

Algae for its consistent growth requires sufficient amount of nutrients.  Since waste water already contains nitrogen, carbon and  phosphorous there is a speculation that the algae growing in waste water might not require any additional nutrients, however, research studies reveal that some amount of nutrient additions might be required. The necessary addition of nutrients also […]

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[ More ] January 22nd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Nominations to ABO’s Board of Directors

Source: Algae Biomass Organisation The leadership of the Algae Biomass Organization is critical in moving the industry toward commercialization. At this time, ABO is  seeking nominations for the Board from the ABO’s membership. For those ABO members interested in making a nomination, check out the information on the process below: Directors are expected to: Continuously be a member in good standing […]

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[ More ] January 22nd, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Solving the Issues of Current Waste Water Treatment Practices Using Algae

It is a well known fact that the wastewater industry faces a lot of challenges for treatment. Major problems with current wastewater treatment practices include: High energy requirements , high operations and maintenance requirements,  odor control in summer, sewer corrosion, sludge age ,ashing and gassing. Many wastewater treatment processes generate large amounts of sludge that must be […]

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[ More ] January 21st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Commonly Used Algae Strains for Waste Water Treatment

Algae in wastewater range in size from tiny single cells to branched forms of visible length.  Unicellular green algae such as Chlorella and Scenedesmus have been widely used in waste-water treatment because they often colonize the ponds naturally, and they have fast growth rates and high nutrient uptake capabilities per unit biomass due to their […]

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[ More ] January 21st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Similarities and Differences of Treating Municipal Waste Water and Industrial Waste Water Using Algae

While comparing the role of algae in the treatment for municipal and industrial wastewater, there are some roles that are common and some that are not. Both types of wastewater typically go through primary, secondary and tertiary stages. In the primary stage, the water is treated for removable solids. The generic processes in this stage […]

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[ More ] January 21st, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Cultivation-Sewage |

Microalgae and Waste Water Treatment – Why Employ Algae to Clean Up Waste Water?

Algae is considered to be one of the most effective bioremediation agent and is being researched world-wide for treating the waste water emitted by various industries and sewage treatment plant. It’s suitability to extreme growth conditions, capability to remove heavy metals from the waste water and its capability to abate carbon -dioxide makes it an […]

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[ More ] January 20th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Waste Water Treatment |

Issues and Challenges Associated with Cleaning Waste Water Using Algae

Cleaning up the wastewater generated by STP’s and industrial waste water treatment plants are not as easy as it sounds. There are several challenges associated with growing algae in such conditions. The algae-based wastewater treatment technology is highly dependent on several environmental conditions most of which have been discussed in this blog post. Some of […]

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[ More ] January 18th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Cultivation-Sewage |

Algae Clean Waste Water to Produce Numerious Useful Products

Algae are considered to be one of the cleanest agents that is available on earth, in addition to the fact that algae are responsible for consuming most of the CO2 and releasing the most amount of oxygen that keeps us alive, algae are also employed as a bioremediation in cleaning waste water released from diverse […]

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