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Photo-bioreactor for CO2 Sequestration from Combustion Gas Coupled with Wastewater Treatment

Here is an interesting research article entitled “A hollow fiber membrane photo-bioreactor for CO2 sequestration from combustion gas coupled with wastewater treatment: a process engineering approach” by researchers from Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Abstract – In the presence of light, micro-algae convert CO2 and nutrients to biomass that […]

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[ More ] April 8th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Enclosed Photobioreactors with Adaptive Internal Illumination for the Cultivation Of Algae

A recent patent filed by researchers from Wayne State University,Detroit, MI, US is on internal lighting for algae cultivation. The patent is on an enclosed, internally-lighted bioreactor apparatus comprising a main having an inlet and an outlet. This novel photobioreactor provides a method for enhancing the growth of a photosynthetic microorganism comprising: A carbon dioxide […]

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[ More ] April 8th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

A Recent Patent on Improved Raceway System for Cultivating Algae

A patent entitled ‘Raceways for Cultivating Algae’ filed by Hatcher et al., addresses the foregoing drawbacks of algae cultivation techniques through the provision of one or more precipitators along the raceway pond for cultivating algae. At these precipitators, the algal biomass produced in the raceway is precipitated and concentrated. The precipitators are cyclone precipitators positioned […]

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[ More ] April 8th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

NAA’s Has Successful Workshop – Algae: Mining Wastewater for Nutrients, Fuel, and Fertilizer

National Algae Association conducted a workshop entitled “Algae: Mining Wastewater for Nutrients, Fuel, and Fertilizer” on Mar 26 at Huntsville, Alabama. The workshop benefited a number of wastewater managers, algae producers, algae companies, researchers, investors, entrepreuneurs, phycologists, marine researchers, limnologists and algae equipment suppliers. The attendees learned of algae’s tremendous potential as a cost-effective bioremediation […]

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[ More ] April 5th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Fuel From Aquatic Biomass (FAB) Project to Produce Fuel from Algae in Wastewater

Laguna serves a population of 250,000 people, and it would require more than 100 acres of algae ponds to purify the entire waste stream of nitrates. On May 10, the city’s Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant will inaugurate a small pilot project that relies on native algae and marsh plants to purify sewage and produce methane. […]

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[ More ] April 5th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Land Purchased from Algenol for Assisted Living Facility

Algenol BioFuels, a manufacturer of algae-to-ethanol fuels, leased 43,100 square feet of office and warehouse space and an adjacent 40 acres of industrial land at Alico Road Business Park on Lee Road just north of Alico Road in Fort Myers. Algenol will headquarter its new research and development facility out of the properties within the […]

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[ More ] April 5th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Newcastle University Researches Algae Biofuel

Along with the Carbon Trust, nine research institutions in the UK will look at ways of cultivating billions of litres of biofuel generated from algae. Newcastle University is hosting one of the main research projects, looking at the generation and extraction of the fuel. Dr Adam Harvey, from the university’s School of Chemical Engineering and […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

BBSRC and NSF join Together to Promote New Ideas to Enhance Photosynthesis

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the US National Science Foundation (NSF) announce plans to hold an intensive week long facilitated workshop – an “Ideas Lab” – in California later this year, to bring together leading researchers across all disciplines to foster new ideas, collaborations and proposals on novel biochemical mechanisms to […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Solarvest to Produce Hydrogen from Algae

Solarvest is committed to the development of sustainable and renewable energy sources to meet growing energy demands and environmental challenges. Solarvest’s intellectual property is a biologically-based hydrogen producing technology, which provides a method for controlling key genes in algae resulting in the continuous production of hydrogen gas. Solarvest’s bio-energy production system utilizes light and carbon […]

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[ More ] April 1st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Clean Green Chesapeake – A Tenant in UMBC’s Clean Energy Technology Incubator

Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith, UMBC President Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, and Maryland Clean Energy Center Executive Director Kathy Magruder  officially opened Maryland’s first Clean Energy Technology Incubator at UMBC. Baltimore County is providing a $75,000 grant over two years through its Department of Economic Development to partially fund an Entrepreneur in Residence at the incubator. […]

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[ More ] March 31st, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Open Ponds Versus Closed Bioreactors

An interesting article from biomass magazine which compares the open pond technology with closed bioreactors. A few years ago, aircraft manufacturer Boeing hired Bioalgene to survey indigenous strains of algae—regional strains that grow fast and produce many lipids—in the Northwest U.S., according to Bioalgene CEO Stan Barnes. The company has leased a decommissioned wastewater plant […]

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[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Heralded BioTown Project a Shadow of Its Goal

The tiny town of Reynolds had big plans when Gov. Mitch Daniels touted it in 2005 as the location of BioTown USA, the state’s first project to make a community produce enough energy to become self-sufficient. But progress has been slow in the five years since in the town about 25 miles north of Lafayette. […]

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Stealing Electricity from Algae

“We have shown that we can steal an electrical current from algae,” said Fritz Prinz, a scientist from Stanford University and co-author of the ACS Nano Letters article. In the scientists’ case, they stole electrons from a widespread and well studied algae called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. To be able to extract energy from the algae, the […]

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[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

The Merrimack Biodiesel Crew Grows Algae for Fuel

The Merrimack Biodiesel Crew has also been experimenting with algae, growing different types in flasks on a science lab windowsill. Now, the crew hopes to expand its operation – and host other environmentally friendly initiatives – by building a greenhouse in the Merrimack High School courtyard. The crew has been named a finalist in a […]

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[ More ] March 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Bioenergy International Expo & Conference

Bioenergy International expo & conference, which rebranded this year to focus on bioenergy and biomass as well as just biodiesel and bioethanol, is a two day exhibition and conference which will look in depth at second generation biodiesel, cellulosic ethanol, ways to source sustainable biomass, pyrolysis technology, the potential of biogas across Europe, developments in […]

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[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

EADS Backs Algae as Future Biofuel

Airbus parent company EADS is backing algae as the best source of sustainable jet fuel, arguing that other feedstocks will not allow the airline industry to meet its carbon-footprint reduction goals. EADS Chief Technical Officer Jean Botti does not believe second-generation, plant-derived biofuels now under development offer sufficient life-cycle, carbon-dioxide reductions to replace petroleum-based jet […]

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[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

CSU Researchers Studying Algae Biofuel Emissions

Armed with a $325,000 National Science Foundation grant, two Colorado State University professors will study the emissions produced from algae as biofuel. Anthony Marchese and Azer Yalin, associate professors in mechanical engineering, will focus their research on the potential for unintended hazardous emissions that could develop if algae biofuel saw large-scale deployment. “One of the […]

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[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Current Status of Algae Fuels from Market Watch

There are no industrial-scale, algae-to-fuel operations up and running, but that may soon change as several companies jockey for position in this emerging biofuel category. Algenol Biofuels was born four years ago with $70 million in private funding. It won a $25 million grant from the government to help it use seawater to grow algae […]

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[ More ] March 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae Production Certification Program on April 27 – 28

Press Release: Learn from algae researchers, producers and equipment manufacturers about the algae production industy. The need to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, become energy independent and create new jobs continue to challenge algaepreneurs who have tasked themselves with the development of commercial-scale algae production facilities. To succeed in commercialization, promising players and established companies […]

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[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals Acquire Algae Technology Company GNE-India

Advanced Plant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to acquire a majority interest in GNE-India, an algae technology company which has the rights for using and distributing a unique and innovative system to grow algae quickly and efficiently for energy and food protein. GNE-India owns and retains the territorial rights for […]

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[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

New Mexico Ponds to Grow Algae for Energy

Algae will be cultivated by Sapphire Energy in man-made ponds about 8 miles west of Columbus on the Mexican border, to later be converted to a green goop called algae-based biofuel, oilgae, or algal fuel. “This will be the first Sapphire facility in the country,” says Tim Zenk, spokesperson for Sapphire Energy in San Diego. […]

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[ More ] March 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Seaweed Biofuel Company, Seattle’s Bio Architecture Lab, Struck by Chile Quake

Seattle-based Bio Architecture Lab, a University of Washington spinoff that’s developing microbes to turn seaweed into renewable fuel, has built a big part of its business on relationships in Chile. The company has an office in Santiago, and received part of its initial $8 million venture round from Santiago-based Austral Capital. A Chilean economic development […]

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[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Ignite Energy Resources Pty Ltd’s Low-carbon Emission Technology

Ignite has developed a low-carbon emission technology (Cat-HTR) which converts low ranked energy sources such as lignite (brown coal) and cellulosic biomass such as wood wastes, agricultural residues or algae and aquatic plants, into non-conventional crude oil (“Ignite  Oil”). The Ignite Oil shares certain characteristics with conventional crude, including: light, medium and heavy fractions and […]

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[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Fuel Contender Aurora Lands $15M

Aurora Biofuels, a startup that cultivates algae to produce biodiesel, has just landed $15 million in a third round of venture funding. But it has yet to overcome the big hurdle standing between algae and the mass market: scale. Aurora will use the new money to commercialize its fuels, but doesn’t plan to come to […]

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[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Cement Maker First in World to Capture CO2 with Alga

In Ontario, cement maker St. Marys Cement has partnered with stealthy startup Pond Biofuels of Toronto on a project that, since last fall, has already started to capture CO2 from a cement plant in southwestern Ontario. It’s believed to be the first project of its kind in the world. Pond Biofuels, the three-year-old company that […]

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[ More ] March 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

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