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Microalgae Training Program @ Malaysia from 21st to 23rd March

Algaetech  Group , a Malaysian based  algae  research company that works on algae biofuels and high -value end products  is conducting a microalgae training program/ workshop between the 21st and 23rd March, 2011 at Technology Park Malaysia. This workshop aims to expose the participants to  the theoretical and practical aspects of algae cultivation with a […]

[ More ] February 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae, Algae-Energy-Companies, Algae-Energy-Events |

Alltech Algae Opens Algal Biofuels Production Plant

In Kentucky, Alltech Algae cut the ribbon on its new $200 million plant in Winchester, Kentucky.  The plant was acquired in 2010 from Martek Bioscience Corporation for approximately $14 million and has been renovated in the past few months to begin in April as what Alltech calls one of the largest algae production sites in […]

Diversified Technology Debuts Low Cost Algal Oil Extraction Technology

In Massachusetts, Diversified Technologies’ announced that they have introduced low-cost process (patent pending) for the pre-treatment of algae using pulsed electric field (PEF) technology to streamline the extraction of oils from algal cells early in the biorefining process. The PEF applies 10-30 kV/cm electric pulses for 2 to 20 microseconds to an algal slurry which […]

[ More ] February 28th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae Oil Extraction, Algae-Oil-Companies |

Algae.Tec Moves to Commercialisation

Algae.Tec is the first company in the world to move towards commercialisation of algae-driven carbon capture and alternative energy production and is also first to market in employing patented technology in a modular system. Shares in Algae.Tec listed on the ASX on January 21 and are currently fetching 42c compared to the 20c IPO price. […]

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

Algae 2020-Vol.2 Highlights

In Texas, Digest columnist Will Thurmond released Algae 2020, Vol. 2  highlighting why some algae companies will be winners and some will be losers bringing their product from pilot to commercial scale from 2011-2020. The report concluded that less than one dozen algae production companies will graduate into pre-commercial, deployment-stage algae ventures using pond, photo-bioreactor […]

[ More ] February 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Fuel-Research |

Algae Biofuels-the Fuel Wave of the Future?

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology have found a novel way to produce biodiesel, one that doesn’t require massive amounts of equipment or labor to harvest. Used by wastewater treatment plants to get rid of ammonia, nitrates and phosphates, algae have long been a cost-effective way to keep systems running smoothly. This prompted researchers […]

[ More ] February 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Wastewater-Treatment |

Aggressive Funding Needed for R & D in Algae Biofuels

Researchers at ExxonMobil’s La Jolla greenhouse facility  are spending more than $600 million  in a partnership with Synthetic Genomics, Inc. in the algae biofuels sector. They believe that biofuels from photosynthetic algae have the following advantages: First, algae can be grown using land and water unsuitable for plant or food production, and algae use photosynthesis, […]

[ More ] February 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Diversified Technologies Introduces Process to Extract Oils from Algal Cells

Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced a low-cost process for the pre-treatment of algae using pulsed electric field, or PEF, technology to streamline the extraction of oils from algal cells early in the biorefining process. The Diversified Technologies’ PEF Pre-Treatment of Algae for Oil Extraction Process applies 10-30 kV/cm electric pulses for 2 to 20 microseconds […]

Sustainable Environmental Technologies Group Leader Speaks on Algae Biofuels Future

Sukh Sidhu, sustainable environmental technologies group leader in the University of Dayton Research Institute’s energy and environmental engineering division, recently discussed the possibility of algae as an alternative fuel source with SOCHE Talks. Sidhu is part of a team at the University of Dayton Research Institute working on a a two-year, $980,000 Air Force pollution-reduction […]

Atlantic Green Technology Joins Purdue Research Park for Business Incubation

Atlantic Green Technology, a company focused on  research and product development in biofuel and pharmaceutical fields. has developed algae varieties that can be grown in a wide range of environments and weather conditions, making them versatile enough to be grown around the world. The company was affliliated to the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette […]

[ More ] February 25th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies, bio diesel-companies |

Aurora Algae Moves Headquarters to Hayward

Aurora Algae, which uses algae to create food and biofuel, has struck a deal to move its headquarters and laboratories from Alameda to Hayward, the company said Tuesday.The company moved into its new offices Tuesday. The company had recently diversified its product range and changed name from Aurora Biofuels to Aurora Algae to signify this. […]

[ More ] February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |

Algae Seen as Cheapest, Greenest Bio-diesel Source

Microalgae grown in wastewater has shown promise as a potential source of bio-diesel. It could be the cheapest and the greenest source ever. The end result — clean wastewater and material for a promising bio-fuel. Algae have a lot of advantages. They are cheaper and faster to grow than conventional crops. See more at http://www.sify.com/news/algae-seen-as-cheapest-greenest-bio-diesel-source-news-international-lcsvuhibbai.html

[ More ] February 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

COMSTE Backs PHL Entry into Algae Biofuel Competition

The Congressional Commission on Science Technology and Engineering (COMSTE) is supporting the expansion of research and development (R&D) into the use of algae as a biofuel by backing the Philippine entry into the 2011 Algae competition. COMSTE reports that initial experiments in the country demonstrate that the use of algae as a biofuel has high […]

[ More ] February 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Algae.Tec Lists on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

Algae.Tec Limited (ASX: AEB) an advanced biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system has been accepted to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (FWB). Algae.Tec was founded in 2008 and has offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Perth, Western Australia. Algae.Tec has conducted hundreds of laboratory, bench-scale tests and product trials to-date; […]

[ More ] February 21st, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Oil-Companies |

Baking Soda Boosts Bio Oil From Algae

Researchers  from Montana State’s Algal Biofuels Group theorized that baking soda added at precise stage can double the amount of oil produced from algae. Baking soda boosts metabolism, but only if added at just the right moment. In doing so, the researchers found their algae producing two to three times the oil in half the […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2011 | 1 Comment | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Algae Biofuels 10 Years from Viability?

Algae is not nearly ready for prime-time as a biofuel, according to a new study, and until  the industry seizes upon non-fuel applications that could help make it cost-effective.The Energy Bioscience Institute (EBI) at UC Berkeley came to this conclusion after a detailed techno-economic analysis of algal biofuels production. The report found that even under […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

Algae Biofuel Production Scales up in Iowa

Green Plains Renewable Energy and CLARCOR have announced that their joint venture, BioProcess Algae, has now completed construction of Phase II of its commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors in Shenandoah, Iowa. The focus is on efficiently and effectively growing and harvesting algae with little to no manual intervention, all while utilizing the carbon dioxide from the ethanol […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Photobioreactor |

Algae can Reduce Toxins and Bacteria in Wastewater

In New York, Rochester Institute of Technology researchers are working on using wastewater to grow algae for biodiesel.  The process cleans wastewater by consuming nitrates and phosphates while reducing both bacteria and toxins in the water.  The end result: clean wastewater and stock for a promising biofuel.The algae can then be used to produce biodiesel. […]

[ More ] February 18th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Wastewater-Treatment |

International Biomass Conference and Expo, 2011

The International Biomass Conference and Expo will be held from May 2-5, 2011 at America’s Center, St. Louis, Missouri. It is the biomass industry’s largest, fastest-growing event. In 2010, the event was attended by 1,700 industry professionals from 49 states and 25 nations representing nearly every geographical region and sector of the world’s interconnected biomass […]

[ More ] February 17th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Energy-Events |

National Algae Association Workshop, March 2011

The National Algae Association has announced speakers for its Algae Commercialization, Research and Business Networking Workshop on March 28, 2011. The workshop, which is being held at Goodwin Proctor’s offices in Manhattan, will highlight updates in the quest to commercialize algae production. With the recent admissions that most of the algae research hurdles have been […]

[ More ] February 16th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

Algae Biofuels-Recent Trends

From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Aquatic Species Program to highs like 2009′s “Summer of Algae”, aquatic organisms from cyanobacteria to macroalgae have maintained a hold over the imagination of a large cheering section of the biofuels industry, and indeed, the world. If 2009 was the high […]

[ More ] February 16th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Algae-Biodiesel |

OriginOil Helps Mexican Government Setup Industrial Scale Production System for Algae Biofuels

OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL) has agreed to participate in a pilot scale algae project to be funded by the Mexican government. The project will demonstrate industrial algae production, paving the way for substantial investment by the Mexican government in large-scale jet fuels production. Mexico’s ‘Manhattan Project’ is directed towards producing 1% of the nation’s jet fuel […]

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

Solazyme Joins Hands with Qantas Airlines

Solazyme – the algae fuel company which makes fuels through the heterotrophic route collaborates with Australian- based Qantas to produce aviation fuel  – “Solajet” from algae. Jonathan Wolfson, CEO of Solazyme says ” Qantas is establishing a leadership position in the airline industry in supporting the commercialization of renewable, sustainable aviation fuels. Through this alliance, […]

[ More ] February 12th, 2011 | Comments Off on Solazyme Joins Hands with Qantas Airlines | Posted in Algae-Energy-Companies |


PHOENIX, AZ – The leaders of the biodiesel industry gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center for the Advanced Biodiesel Conference and Expo,2011, to discuss the direction of the biodiesel industry and the opportunity that lies in it . This year’s theme has the term “ADVANCE”, to highlight biodiesel’s classification as an advanced biofuel by the […]

[ More ] February 11th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in algae biodiesel USA |

Algal biofuel commercialization is probably a decade away?

There is a growing interest in algae biofuel in recent years and algae can be said to hold the future for biofuel industry. They have several advantages over other biofuels- high yield from fewer resources, limited land requirements, carbon capture utilities and ease of manipulation and optimization of growth conditions, abundant strain availability etc. Many […]

[ More ] February 9th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Uncategorized |

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