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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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Algae is a Promising Butanol Feedstock too

  The energy products from algae are always under expansion. Biodiesel, Ethanol, Hydrogen, Methane, Syngas and the list extends to Butanol … The University of Arkansas is working on a project converting algae — with low levels of lipids, but high levels of sugars — into butanol, which could be used in automobiles. The project […]

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[ More ] April 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Grand Opening of Commercial-scale Algae Bioreactor Project in Iowa

BioProcess Algae LLC’s commercial-scale bioreactor project had a grand opening in Shenandoah, Iowa on the 15th of April. Located at Green Plains Renewable Energy Inc.’s 65 MMgy ethanol plant, the project was opened by the Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The commercial scale bioreactors, which began operating in February, is to demonstrate the value of […]

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[ More ] April 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel-Ethanol, Energy-Efficiency |

Research Demonstrates Diverse Photosynthetic Proteins in Algae

Light harvesting complex (LHC) proteins function in photosynthesis by binding chlorophyll (Chl) and carotenoid molecules that absorb light and transfer the energy to the reaction center Chl of the photosystem. There has been extensive research works on the LHCs of plants and chlorophytes that bind Chl a and b. Diverse biochemical functions, expression patterns and […]

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[ More ] April 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Third Annual Algae World Summit – May 2011

Third Annual Algae World Summit will be held at San Diego on May 23-25, 2011. The  Algae World Summit will unite key players across the value chain with algae developers, vendors, scientists, investors, distributors and end-users sharing the most cutting edge breakthroughs in algae production for fuels, chemicals, food and animal feed, and pharmaceuticals. Representatives […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

Algal Proteins Will Contribute to Biofuel Production

When we think about biorefining and biofuel production, the two types of raw materials that strikes our mind are carbohydrates and lipids. Biofuels like ethanol are derived from carbohydrate raw materials such as sugars and lignocellulose, while biodiesel is derived from lipids. Proteins had been completely ignored as a potential biomaterial because they’ve been thought […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Diverse Product Range from Algae Will Boost the Economics of Biofuel Production

A few years ago when Algae captured global attention for having the potency to become the much anticipated ‘sustainable biofuel feedstock’, there was a sigh of relief as it was thought that the burden of alternative energy is mitigated. However, the progress on biofuel front is moving quite slowly than expected. Algae do not produce […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae |

Patented Microalgae Fermentation Process for Omega-3 Fatty Acid Production

Auckland-based Photonz, which won a $2.9 million TechNZ research and development grant for its prototype industrial fermentation plant, is ramping up production of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) omega 3 fatty acid. Currently EPA is sourced from fish oil and Photonz claims its technology offers a more secure supply for the US$60 billion cardiovascular disease market. The […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Patents, nutraceuticals |

Algae for Bioremediation and Biofuel Production – A Synergistic Approach

Algae have captured global attention for its biofuel prospects, carbon sequestration capabilities and bioremediation potentials. While it has diverse roles to play in the world of clean technology, a synergistic approach to couple more than one application is less practised. While, CO2 capture and biofuel production has been demonstrated in commercial scale with reasonable success, […]

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[ More ] April 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Wastewater-Treatment |

Algae Biofuels Poised for 72% CAGR – Report

The Japanese nuclear disaster was an ill omen to many but not necessarily for the world of alternative energy. The disaster indeed has re-awoken the world to the possibilities of alternative energy. While natural gas (Liquefied Natural Gas) would receive an immediate boost, it is obvious that the green technologies would also re-emerge as favourites. […]

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Algae could Replace 17% of U.S. Oil Imports

United States of America’s President Obama recently announced an ambitious yet achievable target of reducing oil imports by one third by 2025. Meeting this goal would obviously require consistent increase of locally sourced biofuels. Over the years, the term biofuel always meant fuel ethanol for the American continent. It is only recently that they realised […]

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[ More ] April 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Addressing Knowledge Gaps will make Algae Biofuels Sustainable

As we all know, algae is emerging as a very attractive biofuel feedstock in recent years. However, it is yet to hold the promise of being the sustainable alternative the whole world is in search of. In one of the previous blog posts, I had mentioned that the issue of sustainability has to be handled […]

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Shell Shifts its Research Towards Sugarcane Ethanol

Royal Dutch Shell Plc, after ending an algae project in Hawaii, is now shifting research to waste from sugarcane. In January, Shell exited its Cellana algae biofuel research joint venture in Hawaii that was formed in 2007 with algae biofuels company HR Bio Petroleum. Shell, Iogen Corp. and Codexis have been researching enzymes to produce […]

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[ More ] April 11th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Ethanol |

Fossil Fuel Subsidies worth $312 Billion Should be Scrapped – IEA

Policy makers and government officials have been lending a descent enough support for promoting clean technology at global level, by feeding the industry with incentives, subsidies, and tax credits. Renewable energy policies and mandates are getting reworked on regular basis. However, the conventional fossil fuels are silently being tamed in the back yard with many […]

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[ More ] April 11th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Biofuel, Energy |

Algal Bioremediation – Scrubbing Nitrate the Natural Way

A new research has demonstrated that adding more species of beneficial algae to a freshwater stream, linearly increases the ecosystem’s ability to clean pollutants – Nitrates. Nitrate is known to be the culprit behind the hypoxic “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico, outbreaks of toxic algae and red tides. Nitrate being one of the […]

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[ More ] April 10th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae |

ABO honours the Catalysts for the U.S. Algae Industry

Algal Biomass Organization, the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, presented its first annual Algae Industry Leadership Awards to four people in an effort to recognise and honour their critical support in accelerating the industry’s growth, facilitating private investment and reducing major barriers to the commercialization of algae-based biofuels. Brian Bilbray (Representative – CA) […]

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[ More ] April 10th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA |

Is Sustainability far from Reality for Algae Biofuel Production?

Algae might have emerged as the saving grace for the world of alternative energy.  But sustainability – the word that has haunted everything and everyone in the world of alternative energy, hasn’t spared algae biofuels too. A recent research study claims that sustainability is far from reality for algae biofuel production. The study also revealed […]

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[ More ] April 10th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy |

Desmid Green Algae will help in Nuclear Clean-Up

The recent tsunami and the nuclear after effects have crumbled the whole of Japan.  The fear of nuclear radiation and nuclear spillage struck the whole country and even to the neighbouring Asiatic regions.  The Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration were spreading news during the last week of March that very low levels of […]

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[ More ] April 7th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Environment, Algae-Strains |

Red Algae Cultivation to be initiated by State Government of Orissa

With increasing demands for biofuels, the focus towards sea weed cultivation has spiked up in recent years. The demand for seaweeds is increasing worldwide not only because of its potential as a biofuel feedstock but because it finds wide applicability in cosmetics, ice-cream, packaging, plywood, teeth filling, textile printing, tissue culture, tooth-paste and several other […]

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[ More ] April 7th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Seaweed |

New PBR Manufacturing Facility in Atlanta

Algae.Tec’s new Photobioreactor manufacturing is to function in Atlanta. Algae.Tec (http://algaetec.com.au/ ) is an advanced biofuels company commercializing high-yield algae growth technology to manufacture sustainable fuels such as bio diesel and green jet fuel. With an area of 18,000 square foot, the new plant will fabricate Algae.Tec’s algae production system. The plant’s location was chosen […]

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[ More ] April 6th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Biofuel can be Sustained in Deserts?

The desert might not seem an ideal setting for algae to thrive. But biologists believe its abundant sunlight and unused land could make it the perfect place for the tiny plants that can be used to make a versatile oil for food and fuel alike. One biologist, David Francis, now plans to make the UAE […]

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[ More ] April 4th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Bio Fuel Systems Develops New Technique to Produce Bio-Oil from Algal Biomass

Bio Fuel Systems Inc., has established a 50-km square plant in Spain which produces bio-oil using a novel method. Almost 400 of the green tubes, filled with millions of microscopic algae, cover a plain near the city of Alicante, next to a cement works from which the CO2 is captured and transported via a pipeline. […]

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[ More ] April 4th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-CO2-Capture |

Algae Biofuels can Compete Conventional Fuels with Latest Technology?

Algae biofuels, though popularly considered one of the promising fuel alternatives, have been criticised from time to time for their energy and capital-intensive nature and difficulties in harvesting. If reports are to be believed, John Sheehan, researcher and advisor at VG Energy has found ways to greatly mitigate these problems. By modifying a molecular trigger, […]

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[ More ] April 2nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Biofuels not Offered a Level Playing Field says Mary Rosenthal

” The federal tax policy actually discourages the production of low-carbon, renewable algae-based fuels, including drop-in gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel, as well as ethanol, by failing to provide them the same incentives accorded to other advanced biofuel feedstocks. This lack of parity, where some feedstocks are favored and others like algae go unrecognized, acts […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

National Algae Association Applauds DOE Funding for Advanced Biofuels

To support the goal announced by President Obama on March 30, 2011 to reduce America’s oil imports by one-third by 2025, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will be accepting applications for $12 million in funding for laboratory or small pilot-scale projects that support the development of advanced biofuels. Successful projects will develop […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Microalgae Training Program from Algaetech

The following press release was given by Algaetech Sdn Bhd on 25th of March, 2011 on the completion of the Microalgae Training Program Session-2. “Algaetech Sdn Bhd (www.algaetech.com.my) is proud to announce the successful completion of Session 2 Microalgae Training Program from March 21 to March 23 2011 (www.algaeasia.net). The program is organized in Algaetech […]

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[ More ] March 31st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |