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Bioenergy International Expo on 5 & 6th May to Showcase Algae

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 […]

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

Researchers Grow High Concentration of Algae for Biofuel

Massachusetts-based Bodega Algae LLC and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, have received a six-month, $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and test a prototype for growing high concentrations of algae for biofuel. The grant is titled Light Delivery Enhancement of Photobioreactors and will […]

Catilin Inc and Iowa State University Converts Algae to Fuel

Catilin Inc. announced a three-year, $5.3 million project as part of a $44 million U.S. DOE award made to Catilin’s consortium, National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts. Catilin and its partner, Iowa State University-Center for Catalysis, will provide key extraction, sequestration and conversion technologies. Catilin and ISU-CCAT will use mesoporous nanoparticles to selectively extract […]

New Clear Lake Company Promotes Algae as Biofuel

A company based in Clear Lake is turning waste and algae into renewable fuels. Bud Jermeland, 51, president of Energae LP, said the primary focuses of his company are waste-based ethanol and the use of algae in the making of ethanol for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets. See more

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

Oilgae Diary @ Enexions

Enexions is an online networking hub for green and sustainability. It has a cool feature where we can start a diary on topics related to sustainability. While in some ways it is like maintaining a blog, the advantages with having diaries for your “green” topics at Enexions are: 1. You can make very short notes […]

[ More ] February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

The Long Road: Algal Biofuels

“Why algae fuel is going to take so long? As promising as the technology is, it hasn’t proved that it can produce fuels in sufficient quantities or at a low enough cost to make a dent in U.S. liquid-fuel consumption.” The author Michel totty has given us the clear picture of algae fuel’s current status […]

[ More ] February 22nd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized |

Sandia Researcher Ron Pate’s Views on Algae Fuels

Pate, who is a principal member of technical staff at Sandia, has been in Washington, D.C., since November 2009, serving as a technical consultant to the emerging algae biofuels program within the Biomass Office of the Department of Energy’s Office of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EERE). Pate was part of the DOE-sponsored team that […]

Algae Biodiesel Production Process Uses Catalytically Active Particles for Convertions

Sachtleben, a unit of Rockwood Holdings Inc. and the leading producer of specialty titanium dioxide and functional additives has developed catalytically active particles that stand to revolutionize the production of biofuels using sustainable and environmentally friendly means. Sacthleben is working with Augsburg College and biodiesel producer Ever Cat Fuels LLC, which is currently designing the […]

[ More ] February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-Energy-Products, Algae-Equipments |

Genome Analysis of Marine Microbe Reveals a Metabolic Minimalist

Jonathan Zehr, a professor of ocean sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, characterized the microbe as an atypical member of the cyanobacteria, a group of photosynthetic bacteria formerly known as blue-green algae. Still lacking a formal taxonomic classification, it is known only as UCYN-A. First detected in the open ocean near Hawaii in […]

[ More ] February 22nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Strains |

Renewed World Energies Announces Automated Microalgae Production Facility

Renewed World Energies, Inc. is launching the world’s first commercially-viable, closed system, automated microalgae production facility. RWE’s efforts are pioneering a new era of mass adoption of bio-fuel. Over the past six years, Tim Tompkins and Richard Armstrong, RWE’s principals, have developed a scalable closed system bioreactor that not only grows algae but will make […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized |

Aurora Biofuels Loses CEO

Bob Walsh, CEO of Aurora Biofuels, has left the start-up “for personal reasons” after less than a year, according to a spokesperson. Walsh joined the Alameda algae-fuel company in March 2009 after leaving the CEO position at rival biofuels startup LS9 Inc. The company released the following statement after an original version of this story […]

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

British Airways Green Fuel Plant Praised

Proposals to construct a plant for the development of sustainable fuel have been welcomed by an international engineering firm. Mott MacDonald said that British Airways’ plans to set up a green fuel plant and then purchase the product for use on its fleet is a ‘step in the right direction’. Laurence Price, director of aviation […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Cost of Algae Fuel – $2 per gallon

Biofuel Digest reports that two producers have been able to reduce the cost of production of cellulosic ethanol and algal biodiesel below USD 2.00 per gallon, or 50 cents per litre. In Washington, the special assistant for energy at the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which has been conducting two algal fuel projects, said […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Energy-Cost |

ALGAE-X Announces Mobile Tank Cleaning System

Algae-X is expanding their line of Tank Cleaning & Fuel Restoration Systems with a new model the “MTC 500-AFR”. This industrial, heavy duty system is equipped with an Adjustable Flow Rate pump, providing Algae-X tank cleaning and fuel maintenance companies more flexibility to service a wider range of tank sizes with one machine. The new […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Open-Pond |

Process to Use Shrimp, Tilapia to Extract Algae Oil for Biofuel

Using algae, brine shrimp, and tilapia, researchers have designed a novel system that extracts oil for use as biofuel, potentially reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a proposed electric power plant. In the researchers’ design, sludge-fed algae would be cultivated in large raceways. Paddle wheels would hasten reproduction by moving the water. This is where […]

[ More ] February 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oil Extraction |

There’s Value in Pond Scum

The algae oil offers the excited researchers a third option as a biodiesel feedstock, after soybean oil and animal fats. In addition, scientists are working on a process that will take a byproduct of algae after the oil is extracted and convert it into a high-protein human food additive! See more

[ More ] February 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

EU Pollution Law Opportunity for Israeli Cleantech

The new EU Phase III Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for green jet fuel seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by planes operating in member states. The regulations will likely spur a large market for jet fuel made from algae. The regulations will come into effect in 2013. Airlines that land in EU member states will […]

[ More ] February 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Biofuel Companies Attack Algae Study

In a face-off between academia and industry, algae biofuel companies have made a joint statement decrying recent research that highlights algae’s drawbacks. algae The research, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that algae production can be energy intensive and can end up emitting more greenhouse gases than it sequesters. In response, the […]

[ More ] February 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

DuPont & Bio Architecture Lab Researching Third Generation Biofuels

DuPont and Bio Architecture Lab (http://www.ba-lab.com/) recently were awarded a $9 million matching grant from ARPA-E for a third generation biofuels research program to determine if sugars from macroalgae — or seaweed — can be efficiently converted to biobutanol. The project will complement the efforts under way in the Butamax™ joint venture to commercialize a […]

[ More ] February 15th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation-Marine, Algae-Energy-Products |

All About Botriococcus braunii

Article by Ronie J. Calugay Among the hundreds of thousands of species of microalgae, a superhero is on the rise — meet Botryococcus braunii! This single-celled superscum which clusters in colonies produces a higher amount of a substance called hydrocarbon, which closely resembles the various contents of crude oil from fossil fuels, than the fatty […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2010 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Strains |

Origin Oil´s Big Party, Pilot Plant

CEO Riggs Eckelberry welcomed guests at their press and public party showing off “a complete system” for growing algae and extracting algae oil. Riggs spoke with the assembled group of core investors, celebrities and members of the press. “I´m very proud of our team that has worked so hard over the months to make our […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Cultivation, Algae-Energy-Companies |

Your Next Trip to the Airport May Be Fueled By Algae

St. Louis-based conglomerate Enterprise Rent-A-Car is going green. Algae green, to be specific. The company is converting its entire fleet of airport shuttle buses — more than 600 vehicles — to biofuel. For now soybeans will provide the power but a report from yesterday’s St. Louis Business Journal says algae — the tiny blue-green plants […]

National Algae Association Releases Preliminary Agenda for the NAA West Coast Chapter Workshop

Press Release: Preliminary Agenda Thursday, Feb. 25th Dennis Fisher – BioCentric Energy;  Manufacturing and Managing Closed-Loop PBR systems Rick Armstrong – RWE; Algae to Energy Tim Tompkins – RWE; Engineering Closed-Loop systems Charles Bensinger – Alternative Energy, Biofuels Tony Prehm – Virtuoso Biofuels Scott Fraser – OriginOil David Gair – Pacific Oil Products; Extraction System […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Clean Energy and Power Announces Appointment of Dennis Shen President to Lead Strategic Technology Development

Clean Energy and Power, Inc.announced today that Dennis Shen former Chief Operating officer of Biocentric Energy Holdings Inc., and lead developer of the Algae Bioreactor has joined Clean Energy and Power as President. “With Dennis on board we now have a proven ‘Green’ technology visionary whose focus has been in many areas of the clean […]

[ More ] February 9th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Skyonic Corporation Awarded Grant for Carbon Capture Project

Skyonic Corporation, an Austin-based carbon-capture technology company, announced it has been selected to receive $3 million in stimulus funding under the competitive “Carbon Capture and Sequestration from Industrial Sources and Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use” grant administered by the Department of Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL).This grant, along with private investment, […]

[ More ] February 9th, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel, Algae-CO2-Capture |

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