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IIT Researchers Develop Algae Biodiesel Production Catalyst Using Rajasthan Sand

Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have created a catalyst for biofuel production from algae using sand from Rajasthan, nickel and cobalt that cuts the price of production to half of that of fossil fuel. Many catalysts use expensive rare materials such as Rhodium that push up the price of production. The researchers say […]

Imperial Academic Discusses His Work on Algae Fuel Factories

Scientists at Imperial College are working to produce biofuels from genetically modified algae. Though the team is experimenting with several genetically modified algae, their research will focus primarily on three types of algae – Cyanothece sp., Synechocystis sp, Chlamydomonas. Their idea is to produce three types of biofuels – Biohydrogen which is a clean transport […]

ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics Announce Algae-oil Breakthrough

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced that they have achieved a breakthrough where it is possible to maximize lipid content and also increase the growth of algae under nutrient deprived conditions. Nannochloropsis gaditana is used industrially for the production of oil. It is possible to increase the lipid content of the microalgae by starving it […]

Seaweed Could Extend the Lives of Future Batteries

Engineers at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that carrageenan, a seaweed derivative can act as a stabilizer in lithium sulfur batteries.  When carrageenan is added to the binder (substance that holds all active components of a battery together), it chemically binds to the sulphur thereby stopping it from dissolving […]

Vivobarefoot Develops Moulded Shoe from Algae

London based shoe company Vivobarefoot has partnered with performance materials manufacturer Bloom to manufacture algae based moulded shoes. The companies will be using freshwater algae to make EVA foams which will then be used in Vivobarefoot’s ultra-shoes. The ultra-shoes using Bloom technologies will be available for purchase online from July 2017. Started in 2015, Bloom […]

[ More ] June 14th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Polymers, Alliances, Innovations |

Wageningen Working on EU PUFAchain Microalgae Project

Wageningen University and Research is working with other research institutes and companies on the EU PUFAchain project to develop a strong scientific and technological basis for the production of high value products from microalgae. The main targeted application is the use of highly purified EPA/DHA for nutrition and pharmaceutical products. More

Algae to Soon Play a Major Role in Foods

The year 2017 is going to be very well that of algae as algae has started to be part of many food products including vegan eggs, baking mixes, cookies, milk, non-dairy creamers, salad dressing, ice-cream, smoothies, protein powders and many more. Solazyme, which has been growing algae for a decade for oils and other algae […]

[ More ] March 18th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae for food, Algae Non fuel products |

UK CAER Receives $1.2 Million to Support Algae-Based Carbon Utilization Project

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received $1.2 million US DOE grant for their novel work in utilizing CO2 from coal-fired power plants to manufacture bioplastics. The DOE funding will allow the CAER team to investigate a combined photobioreactor/pond cultivation process to decrease the cost […]

PNNL Develops Streamlined Process to Evaluate Algae Species

Discovering the best suited algae species for biofuel production in outdoor ponds is tedious. Evaluating algae under laboratory conditions may not always suit best under outdoor pond conditions. To make that process simple, scientists at PNNL are working on a project Algae DISCOVR – Development of Integrated Screening, Cultivar Optimization and Validation Research. The project […]

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil Renew Algae Biofuels Research Agreement

Synthetic Genomics and ExxonMobil have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing algae production. Both the companies have been researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable alternative to conventional transportation fuel since the launch of […]

[ More ] January 24th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Research |

Why Algae may be the Superfood of 2017?

A research consortium “Algae for a Healthy World” is working on a project to make microalgae a solution for world hunger as well as a nutritional food source. But in order to achieve that an improved biotechnological solution is needed. The project is at its early stages, following a late 2016 launch, with discussions taking […]

[ More ] January 17th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in University Research |

Korean Scientists Develop Manufacturing Technology for Eco-friendly Algae Bioplastics

Scientists from Korea have developed a new technology to produce eco-friendly bioplastics using seaweed. This is the first of its kind to use lipids from algae. The existing process requires high temperatures and pressure and uses strong oxidizers, but the scientists have reduced the level of energy consumption and formation of environmental pollutants. But the […]

[ More ] January 10th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Non fuel products, Research |

Molecular Velcro Boosts Microalgae’s Potential in Biofuel, Industrial Applications

Scientists from Michigan State University have engineered Molecular Velcro into cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae’s biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research. This research may improve the efficiency of harvesting algae as well as improve the artificial microbial communities for sustainable biofuel production. In the study, the team focused on surface proteins of […]

Novel System for Microalgae Cultivation

Scientists from Israel conducted a study where a new Arduino-based LED system was introduced for cultivation of various microalgae species. The system is based on RGB (APA102C) LEDs connected to an external Arduino microcontroller allowing flexibility via programming, modification, and upgrades. Results showed that the low cost, open source LED system could provide versatile light […]

[ More ] December 15th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, University Research |

New Discovery Offers Potential for Algae Biofuel Production

Scientists from US have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. They identified a mutation in the green alga Chlamydomonas which substantially removes a constraint that is widely observed in micro-algae where the highest yields of oil can only be obtained from starving cultures. They found that there was a […]

New Biotechnology Process for Algae Fibres

Scientists from Hohenstein Institute have found a new biotechnological process to produce algal biopolymer from soil derived bacteria Azotobacter vinelandii.  The bacteria has been used as a natural alginate resource. This process could help replace the conventional time consuming process, where biopolymers are obtained from brown algae. Source

[ More ] August 18th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Polymers, Research |

Optimizing Microalgae Cultivation and Wastewater Treatment in Large-Scale Offshore Photobioreactors

Scientists at Algae Systems LLC, USA have designed a novel approach to wastewater treatment using algae grown in modular, offshore photobioreactors. The experiment was carried out at the Algae Systems plant in Daphne AL, where the process was used to treat up to 50,000 gal/day of raw waste water. A combination of algal nutrient uptake, […]

Pilot-scale Bubble Column Photobioreactor Culture of a Marine Dinoflagellate Microalga Illuminated with Light Emission Diodes

Researchers from Spain have performed an experiment to scale up the production volume of marine algal dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum using bubble column photobioreactor. LEDs were used as the light source. Results showed that the final cell concentration in the scaled up photobioreactor was nearly  12 x 105 cells ml-1.  Thus the biomass of the dinoflagellate […]

RIT Links up with Synergy Biogas to Explore Production of Biofuels from Algae

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from New York has partnered with Synergy Biogas to explore the environmental benefits of microalgae for wastewater treatment and production of biofuels. RIT is running a three month pilot programme at Synergy Biogas, where microalgae will be grown in a 1000 gallon tank through a process that can be scaled […]

[ More ] June 7th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel, Algae-Fuel-Research, Alliances, Research |

Development of Cost-effective Biodiesel from Microalgae Using Protic Ionic Liquids

Production of biodiesel from microalgae still have constraints owing to high cost and energy consumption of biomass cultivation and lipid extraction. Now scientists have performed an experiment to produce cost effective biodiesel from microalgae using protic ionic liquids. The use of protic ionic liquids was assessed for lipid extraction using Scenedesmus obliquus and compared to […]

Modified Microalgae Converts Sunlight into Valuable Medicine

Scientist from Denmark have performed an experiment to produce valuable chemicals such as cancer treatment drugs from microalgae. The main idea behind this experiment is to hijack a portion of the energy produced by microalgae from their photosynthetic systems. By redirecting that energy to a genetically modified part of the cell capable of producing various […]

Seaweed Farm Examines Biofuel Potential

Scientists from Swansea University have installed a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock to examine the biofuel potential of the seaweed. The project funded by Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council also aims to discover more about the use of seaweed as food. The farm is an original design and its new structure is part […]

[ More ] May 19th, 2016 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research, Seaweed, University Research |

Allahabad University Research Scholar Prepares Cookie from Spirulina

A young research scholar from Allahabad University has prepared a cookie from the green algae Spirulina. The tasty biscuits which have been patented were assessed in a food laboratory. After analysis, it was found that the biscuits had higher percentage of moisture, proteins, fat, crude fibre, ash, calcium, phosphorus and iron. Experimental results showed that […]

New Algal Turf Scrubbers to Clean Water and Create Biomass for Renewable Fuel

Researchers funded by the Energy Department have developed algal flow ways or algal turf scrubbers to manage nutrient loading and improve fresh water, marine and estuarine communities. In these systems, filamentous algae are installed near stormwater or wastewater runoff sites and harvested with mechanical farm equipment. The highly productive, easily harvested, dewatered turf algae is […]

New Seaweed-based Material Could Replace Plastic Packaging

A new Japanese design company AMAM is developing an eco-friendly product to package goods. The product, Agar Plasticity, is derived from agar obtained from red marine algae. The manufacturing process involves dissolving of agar powder in water and pouring it into a mold which is then allowed to freeze for approximately 2 days. The frozen […]

[ More ] March 29th, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Products and Applications, Research |

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