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BARD moves to the next stage of algae commercialisation

Morrisville, Penn.-based BARD Holdings Inc. recently announced its shift from research and development to the commercialization phase of its algae production technology. Its initial facility, located in Morrisville, is expected to produce approximately 40,000 gallons of algae oil per year. BARD is targeting several markets for its algae products, including the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and biofuel […]

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

London to Host Premier Algae Biomass Executive Event – 27th and 28th April, 2011

What is the potential of algae as a fuel source and carbon sequestration and how do we address scalability issues? What are the latest technologies in cultivation, harvesting and extraction? Join senior executives from leading algaculture, power generators, biorefineries, biofuel producers, oil and gas companies and technology providers in London on 27th & 28th April […]

[ More ] March 23rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae |

Algae.Tec Opens Atlanta Algae Development and Manufacturing Centre and Launches ADR Program

Algae.Tec, an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system – the McConchie-Stroud System – announced today the opening of the Algae Development & Manufacturing Centre in Atlanta, Georgia where the photo-bioreactors will be assembled for shipping around the world. Read more:

[ More ] March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Biofuel From Algae Could Compete With Oil?

Biofuels made from algae can be produced in a way that make this energy source cost-competitive with crude oil by increasing the amount of energy algae stores as fat, according to early research from VG Energy, an alternative energy and agricultural biotech company. The resulting biodiesel and algae-based jet fuels could be produced at a cost […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae.Tec Can Provide Algae Biofuel at $40 a Barrel?

Pilot Plant Studies have shown that Algae.Tec could produce energy-rich materials from algae at the equivalent of less than $40 a barrel, a steep drop from current crude oil prices of more than $100 a barrel and comparable to the cheapest price we’ve seen for crude, which bottomed out at $35 a barrel in 2009. […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Microbe Converts Cellulose to Butanol Directly

So far, biobutanol production is focused on using edible feedstocks such as beets, corn starch, and sugarcane. Now James Liao, a biomolecular engineer at the University of California, Los Angeles, has developed two routes to liberate butanol from its dependence on food crops. Liao, who has a track record for commercializing innovative biofuels processes, has […]

[ More ] March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Press Release for Biobased ChemAsia

The following press release was given by 1st BiobasedChemAsia Summit-2011 1st BiobasedChemAsia Summit Launches Exclusive White Paper as a Complimentary Download CMT unveils an exclusive white paper on “Biobased Chemicals: Technology, Economics and Markets; produced in collaboration with Dr Bhima Vijayendran, Senior Research Leader & Chief Research Officer at Battelle. To be held on 14-15 […]

[ More ] March 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae can Reduce Reliance on Foreign Oil?

Pike Research, a market research and consulting firm, conservatively predicts that by 2020 algae biofuel production will reach 61 million gallons per year, command a market value of $1.3 billion, and sport an annual growth rate of 72 percent. With oil prices reaching $105 a barrel for the first time since 2008, the biofuel industry […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Algae Protein Feedstock Developed at UCLA

James Liao, professor of chemical and bimolecular engineering at UCLA has developed a new strategy of using algal proteins as biofuel feedstock instead of lipids. Although the team has already licensed the technology, they plan to continue the work, through possible funding by the licensee, until it is time to hand over the process. For […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae to Biofuel Plan on Eyre Peninsula

Environment engineer Stephen Bedford Clark is setting up an algae-to-biofuel processing plant at Darke Peak on Eyre Peninsula in a bid to bring down costs of fuel for the agricultural industry. See more

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Solazyme Signs Major Deal with Dow Chemicals

Algae-based oils company Solazyme has signed a letter of intent with Dow Chemical to provide variants of its algal oils for use in high-temperature transformer equipment. The two companies signed a letter of intent and a joint development agreement to develop the startup’s algal oils for use in dielectric insulating fluids. For more see

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Biofuels Vital to Aviation Carbon Pledge says Boeing

For US plane manufacturer Boeing, biofuels will be key to achieving the airline’s pledges on carbon-neutral growth. Antonio De Palmas, Boeing’s president for EU and NATO relations said in an interview that Biofuels are highly vital to reach the destination of 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. For the complete interview Some interesting […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Aviation-Fuel, Algae-Energy-Products |

Solazyme Hires Underwriters for IPO

Solazyme has hired four banks to underwrite its upcoming $100 million Initial Public Offering (IPO). The company launched in in 2003  has raised over $128 million in VC funding Morgan Stanley, Pacific Crest Securities, Goldman Sachs and Lazard Capital Markets will be underwriting the upcoming $100 million IPO of Solazyme, the developer of algae-based biofuels. […]

[ More ] March 15th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae for Beauty

Solazyme, a San Francisco-based algae fuel startup, is expanding its brand by bringing algae technology into the nutrition and cosmetics industries. This week, the company unveiled Algenist, an anti-aging skincare line that uses microalgae compounds as a main ingredient. Solazyme stumbled upon Alguronic Acid, a compound produced by one microalgae species that protects algae–and human […]

Proteins for Biofuels

Researchers at the University of California have successfully engineered certain microbes to produce biofuels. The work concentrated on tricking microbes into eating protein and using the resulting energy to generate specific proteins that can be refined into fuel, the researchers explained. This research is the first attempt to utilize protein as a carbon source for […]

[ More ] March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized |

Online Cleantech Networking Forum, Community – CleanTick

Thought I’d drop in a note about CleanTick ( ), the online cleantech community launched by my company Clixoo. ( This site Oilgae is also run by Clixoo.) CleanTick aspires to be a catalyst for cleantech worldwide. You might ask “How?” The platform provides some useful features for the key cleantech change agents – […]

[ More ] March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Scientific panel to review EPA’s triennial biofuels draft report

The U.S. EPA has scheduled an independent peer review meeting for March 14 to review the draft report “Biofuels and the Environment: First Triennial Report to Congress,” it is preparing for Congress which will detail the current and potential future environmental impacts associated with biofuel production. The 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act requires the […]

[ More ] March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Alltech opens premiere algae fermentation facility

Alltech, the global animal nutrition provider that purchased the recently renovated algae fermentation facility in Winchester, Ky.,  for $14 million, plans to reach the $1 billion revenue threshold by 2015 by this purchase. After $200 million in renovations, the facility is expected to come online sometime in April. Alltech also held a conference focused on […]

[ More ] March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Rock Australia

Australia seems to be developing fast into a hub of algal biofuels. Algae Biofuels seems to hold the future of Australia, a country that is basically a desert, cut off from the global biomass trade by a tyranny of distance, with a carbon emissions problem. It is moving fast, excitement is high, and there’s a […]

[ More ] March 3rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Converted to Butanol by Researchers

A team of chemical engineers at the University of Arkansas has developed a method for converting common algae into butanol, a renewable fuel that can be used in existing combustible engines. It involves a two-step fermentation process of the dried algal powder which has been treated to extract carbohydrates and convert them to simple sugars. […]

[ More ] March 2nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algenol Acquires Cyano Biofuels GmbH

Algenol LLC, the parent company of Algenol Biofuels Inc. , that produces ethanol from algae, has acquired Cyano Biofuels GmbH which has extensive  experience in producing hybrid algae to make ethanol and green chemicals. The acquisition significantly increases Algenol’s research and development capacity and strengthens its valuable access to European expertise in biotechnology and algal […]

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

Keystone Symposium On Biofuels Opens In Singapore

Keystone Symposium on Biofuels conference opens at Bernama, Singapore on March 5 where over 30 international experts on biofuels, global scientists and policy makers coverge to share insights and solutions. See more at

[ More ] March 2nd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Joule Unlimited Creates Feedstockless Biofuel

Finding the appropriate feedstock for biofuel production which is free of the food-fuel controversy is a daunting task. While companies are turning to non-food and waste alternatives for feedstock, there is no single alternative which satisfies all the criteria.  However, Joule Unlimited—a biotechnologies company engineering solutions to the biofuel feedstock problem has come up with […]

Joule Unlimited Claims New Biodiesel Manufacturing Process

Biodiesel using genetically engineered algae has been tested from some years but so far has not proven to be practical on an industrial scale. The Joule Unlimited process uses another cyanobacterium that it claims to be able to manufacture 15,000 gallons of diesel fuel per acre at about $30 a barrel, using very little biomass […]

Algae Can Revolutionise the Animal Feed Industry

Algae could change the way European animal feed manufacturers think about their industry in the near future, it has been claimed. Commercially-grown algae is widely expected to see an increase in demand as an alternative food source, because of its high nutritional value as a ratio of production volume. A conference held this weekend in […]

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