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Super cyanobacteria that produces 10x more hydrogen

Researchers at Washington University claim to have come up with a Cyanobacteria and a process that produces 10 times more hydrogen than any of its nearest competitors. Hydrogen gas can be produced by microbes that have enzymes called hydrogenases that take two hydrogen ions and bind them together. Microbes studied for biofuel production do have […]

[ More ] December 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

U.S DoE sanctions $30m for biofuel research

The Department of Energy, United States, announced $30 million for research projects that would develop advanced biofuels that could replace gasoline or diesel without requiring special upgrades or changes to the vehicle or fueling infrastructure. According to the DOE, government investment in developing Ethanol-based fuel alternatives has been critical to developing biofuels. What the DOE […]

[ More ] December 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae advertisement!

Many might be aware that Exxon Mobil announced in July of 2009 that it was going to invest up to $600 million into algae biofuel research. Here is the link of the video. Happy watching!  – see more

[ More ] December 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Biofuel production with the aid of synthetic biology?

By understanding the genetic wiring of bacteria, researchers at University of California – San Francisco have tried to make biological species like bacteria more programmable by making their activities more predictable. They have tried to outfit them with the kind of on/off switches normally found in computer chips, not living organisms. The switches, which are […]

[ More ] December 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

VG Energy’s interesting algae biofuel technology

VG Energy has come up with a potential solution for high yields of algae biofuel production.  This incorporates technology used in cancer research to amplify the lipid production capacity of algae species.  The same inhibitor molecules that block tumors from burning fat also cause algae to increase lipid production by up to 300%. This was […]

[ More ] December 13th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy, Algae-Fuel-Research |

U.S facilitates Renewable energy export

A few government agencies in the U.S, seven in total, along with U.S Energy Secretary Steven Chu have come together in launching the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative, a coordinated effort to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency exports. In partnership with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy (DOE) co-chairs the […]

[ More ] December 13th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA |

Aquaflow comes up with high value chemicals from algae

Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has announced a list containing twenty high value chemicals from wild algae. Aquaflow has a library of over 100 useful chemical compounds it has isolated which have potential uses in the industrial, transportation, textiles, health and hygiene markets. The global chemical industry is reliant on fossil fuels and is worth US$400bn per […]

[ More ] December 10th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae fuel interest for WWCC

World Wide Carbon Credits Director, Dr Steven Hensen, says the research led by Professor Andy Ball, Chair in Environmental Biotechnology at Flinders University, Australia, has isolated the gene that encodes an enzyme capable of producing a class of hydrocarbons known as triterpenoids, which includes the rare Dihydro squalene. Future research will focus on producing commercially viable […]

[ More ] December 10th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy |

Machine to grow algae from wastewater.

The city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in Jamaica Bay announced two weeks ago that it would be starting a pilot project at the Rockaway Wastewater treatment plant that includes a machine that would convert algae into biofuel. The wastewater from the plant produces excess nitrogen, which is eventually discharged into the Bay. Although the […]

Algae biofuels industry’s language code

Tthe Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) has released its “Algal Industry Minimum Descriptive Language” document—the first attempt at establishing a “common language” for the algae industry. This is aimed at removing confusion and increasing cohesion among experts evaluating algae technology, The document, which is intended to help facilitate life cycle analysis, unify research and spur the […]

[ More ] December 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy |

Algae research in temple tanks in Chennai, India

Prof S. Elumalai has been a serious researcher on algae from bio fuel. It is heartening to note that my city Chennai is now getting big time in the oil from algae map. Prof S Elumalai went to Durban University in SA and signed a MOU  to firm up academic and scientific collaboration between the Presidency […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | 4 Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Environment |

Algae biofuel push by TATA Steel

A nine-member strong consortium has bid to follow successful trials on the Scunthorpe steelworks by boffins from Sheffield University. TATA Steel bosses are backing this bid to build a production plant to convert algae into fuel. Chemical and biological engineer Professor Will Zimmerman, who heads up the Scunthorpe research, said progress was being made. “The […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Investments |

Algae researchers and educators called to come together

For the January 13 conference in The Woddlands, Texas and then for a special meeting of educators at the Biotech Institute of Lone Star College, The National Algae Association is putting out a call to educators to network with other educators and algae researchers in the enhancement of algae curricula by asking them to attend the […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Energy-Events |

Algae-biofuel technology patented by Bebout and Associates

Bebout and Associates of Savannah, Georgia, after 4 years of research, has patented a process for growing algae for biofuels that promises faster growth rates, higher oil production and greater freedom to locate commercial algae farms in rural areas. The process uses marlstone as a media buffer as well as a source of carbon and trace elements […]

[ More ] December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy, Algae-Energy-Companies |

World Health Energy Holdings, Inc. embarks on Algae Enhancement Technology

Press Release: World Health Energy Holdings, Inc., a public holding company operating in the alternative energy sector, announced today that the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, GNE-India, has signed a letter of intent with Prakash Anthony via a joint venture to install a 250 acre commercial farm on premises located in the Ramanagara District of Karnataka, India […]

[ More ] November 29th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Energy-Investments |

Grant for Ohio University

The state Controlling Board has sanctioned grant of $2.5m for the Center for Algal Engineering Research and Commercialization, Ohio University, to convert algae into biofuel. The project hopes to create an academic center at Ohio University focused on algal systems engineering and commercialization. “It will allow us to buy analytical equipment to expand our abilities […]

[ More ] November 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Energy-Investments |

CEHMM not involved in New Mexico State University’s research

To turn algae into a sustainable source for aviation fuel, New Mexico State University has received a grant of $2.3m. However, the Center of Excellence for Hazardous Materials Management which is a non-profit organisation has said that it’ll not have any part of it. In the words of its director “Although it is a good grant, […]

[ More ] November 25th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Energy-Investments |

Biofuel pilot plant in Florida

The algae biofuel developers Algenol Biofuels Inc., has announced plans of setting up a pilot-sclae biorefinery plant near its laboratory in Lee County, Florida. Algenol has the support of the US Department of Energy, local officials on the Lee County Commission and its strategic partners, including The Dow Chemical Company. Paul Woods, Algenol’s Founder and CEO, said: […]

[ More ] November 24th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, bio diesel-companies |

Everything about Algae in Amsterdam

PRESS RELEASE 22 November 2010 Everything about Algae in Amsterdam Maria Barbosa, WUR: “Especially Algae are ideal candidates as suppliers of sustainable products.” On 1 and 2 December next DLG Benelux organizes the International Algae congress for the fourth time in a row. This time Amsterdam is the place to be. The first presenter and chairman is an expert researcher […]

[ More ] November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Events |

US Defense’s tryst with algae – Where are things?

Just as a recap for newbies and tattoo-ing the now age-old methods of algae cultivation a bit deeper and darker for regular visitors of the site, the algae research is carried out in two major systems – Open ponds and closed systems (which include traditional bioreactors and photobioreactors). Each of these systems has its set […]

Consortium manages to convert algal oil into quality biodiesel

The National Alliance for Biofuels and Bioproducts is a consortium which has managed to produce algal fuels which specifications set by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Eldorado Biofuel, one of 13 industry members of the NAABB consortium, provided the algal oil while Catilin, Inc. converted the oil to biodiesel using the company’s […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Energy-Products |

Thawer Ashcroft Crowne & Co. Enters into a Strategic Alliance with Algepower, Inc. to Offer $25M Collateralized Portfolio

Press Release: Thawer Ashcroft Crowne & Co. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Algepower, Inc. to offer investment collateral to the backend structure of the venture, where it will provide investors with a default-proof, collateral- backed portfolio of funded assets with face values equal to or exceeding the total amount invested […]

[ More ] November 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Energy-Investments |

Professors Hu and Sommerfield honoured

Arizona State University professors Qiang Hu and Milton Sommerfeld were honored with the Excellence in Research Award at the 2010 Arizona Bioindustry Association’s BioFest, Oct. 27, at the J.W. Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. Hu and Sommerfeld received the award for their on-going research into ways of converting algae to fuel. The two scientists have […]

[ More ] November 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Fuel-Research |

World Algae Congress USA 2010 – December 6-8, San Francisco, CA.

The World Algae Congress USA, which is to be held in San Fransisco on the 6-8th of December, 2010 is a meet which would focus more on the investment side of the algae fuel business. In fact, it claims to be the only investment-focused algae forum where investors, algae end-users, regulators, and algae producers come […]

[ More ] November 17th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA, Algae-Energy-Events |

Indian government keen on biofuels

The Biodiesel Association of India has called for immediate steps to be taken to promote usage of bio-fuels for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by captive power producers, including the hotel industry using DG sets. It also called for streamlining marketing and distribution of bio-diesel in terms of availability, taxation and statutory regulations and putting in […]

[ More ] November 16th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research |

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