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  • Algae Key in Pilot Project

    A pilot project this summer between Rochester Institute of Technology and Wyoming County-based Synergy Biogas LLC could reduce an environmental concern, solve a disposal problem and lead to a new way to produce fuel for vehicles—all through the use of algae. Jeffrey Lodge, associate professor in the Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is running a three-month pilot program at Synergy ...


    By CH4 Biogas LLC

  • The Algae Foundation Announces New DOE Funded Education Initiative to Enhance Algae Workforce Development

    The Algae Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to expanding the algae industry through research, education, and outreach, announced plans at the 2015 Algae Biomass Organization Summit to develop an innovative formal degree program. The Department of Energy funded initiative seeks to strengthen workforce ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Algae: 10 superstars with strategies for success

    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. Lately, relentless television advertising from ...


    By Green Power Conferences Ltd.

  • Algae as a source of energy: the price is (still) too high

    As part of the EnAlgae project, Wageningen UR has devised bio-economic models for calculating the cost price of micro-algae under various conditions. In addition, downstream process models have been developed for the manufacture of diesel, ethanol and methane on the basis of algae. A study conducted using these new models gives an idea of the economic feasibility of algae as a source of energy, ...

  • Algae Biomass Summit Showcases Advances in Commercial Production

    The 9th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Washington, DC, September 30th-October 2nd will highlight the exciting commercial production advances taking place in the algae industry across a wide range of markets. In the ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • Study Finds Algae Growth, Harvesting Are Root of Energy ROI

    A study recently published by researchers at the University of Texas, Austin asserts that the crux of algae's case as an economically feasible oil feedstock and energy source rests not in its processing but in the ability to affordably grow and harvest it. The study, titled "Energy Return on Energy Investment for Algal Biocrude: Results for a Research Production Facility," was funded by algae ...


    By BBI International

  • Sustainability Leaders Join Discussion on Day Three of 2011 Algae Biomass Summit

    On the third day of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), experts on environmental and economic sustainability sat down with algae business leaders to discuss the role that commercial algae products can play in meeting some of the most pressing environmental and food-production challenges facing the world today. Algae's unique properties ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • BETO-Funded Algae Project at NREL Named a Finalist for 2015 R&D 100 Awards

    The R&D 100 Awards, presented annually by R&D Magazine, recognize 100 of the most innovative technologies and services of the year across nine categories and are selected by an independent panel of more than 70 judges. In July, the National ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Linde and Sapphire Energy Announce Deal to Co-Develop CO2 Management System for Algae Fuel Production

    The technology group, The Linde Group, and Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world's leaders in algae-based crude oil, today announced that they have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide (CO2) to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems.   Linde, the leading merchant CO2 supplier in the U.S., will partner with ...


    By Sapphire Energy

  • OriginOil Announces Breakthrough Hydrogen Harvester Invention

    New Technology Taps Hydrogen Generated by Living Algae LOS ANGELES - OriginOil, Inc. (OOIL), the developer of a breakthrough technology to transform algae, the most promising source of renewable oil, into a true competitor to petroleum, today announced a new invention that generates hydrogen from living algae, providing an additional energy source from bioreactors. In contrast to previously ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • W2 Energy Initiates Plans to Develop Two Acres of Recently Purchased Property for its Algae Bio Reactor

    W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it has begun procedures for the development of its recently purchased property for the purpose of utilizing its patent pending algae bio reactor the SunFilter. As previously reported, W2 Energy made a patent application for its SunFilter algae bio reactor in March 2010. The SunFilter is a low cost, scalable reactor that has high productivity ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • W2 Energy Purchases 30,000 Square Foot Facility

    W2 Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTWO) is pleased to announce that it purchased 345 Woodlawn Road West in Guelph, Ontario. This property contains a 30,000 square foot, single floor office/factory space as well as seven acres of land. The company has purchased the facility for $1.15 Million which will be financed through a combination of private capital and vendor financing. ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • Revolutionary technology improves lettuce harvest yields

    BiOWiSH™, a breakthrough enzyme technology, has boosted hydroponic lettuce weights by up to 30% at harvest time, according to results of a recent trial. The new technology was adopted during multiple full growing cycles at the Glenorie Hydroponics lettuce farm in New South Wales, Australia. The results showed BiOWiSH™ treated lettuce were 17% to 30% heavier at harvest time for red and ...


    By BiOWiSH Technologies

  • Programme: Jatropha World 2013 - MAIN THEMES: announced

    6th 5-day Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme September 23-27, 2013   Programme - Main Themes: Jatropha Curcas Biology, Biodiversity & Physiology -Genetic Improvement ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Flue Gas-Cultivated Microalgae Made into Biofuels, Health Food, and Skin Care Products

    Researchers at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Tainan, have used flue gas from factory chimneys to cultivate microalgae which can be made into a wide range of biofuels, health food and skin care products. A team, led by Distinguished Professor Jo-Shu Chang at NCKU Department of Chemical Engineering, has collaborated with China Steel Company to ...

  • Nitrogen fertilizers` impact on lawn soils

    Nitrogen fertilizers from farm fields often end up in aquatic ecosystems, resulting in water quality problems, such as toxic algae and underwater ‘dead zones’. There are concerns that fertilizers used on lawns may also contribute to these problems. All of the lawns in the United States cover an area almost as large as Florida, making turfgrass our largest ‘crop’ and lawn ...

  • Rubisco activase best clue for better photosynthesis in fluctuating light

    Scientists and plant breeders who are aiming to improve food production by improving photosynthesis in crop plants, would make a good choice if they chose to change the composition and concentration of the protein Rubisco activase. In conditions where light intensity changes often and strongly, Rubisco activase is an important limiting factor in boosting the photosynthesis process when light ...

  • Neste Oil to increase its use of waste in renewable diesel production

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release3 March 2011 at 12.30 pm (EET)Neste Oil to increase its use of waste in renewable diesel productionNeste Oil is to increase its use of waste as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel in 2011. Palm oil will continue to be the single largest ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Indian Trees & Crops to Address the Global Demand for Sustainable Aviation & Transport Fuel.

    The 5th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 5-9, 2012 at Jaipur, India, a 5 day ’one stop shop’ assemble the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks  value chain with featured discussion of new feedstocks and accelerate the commercialization of sustainable mobility. . This only dedicated event ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • NREL produces ethylene via photosynthesis

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have demonstrated a better way to use photosynthesis to produce ethylene, a breakthrough that could change the way materials, chemicals, and transportation fuels are made, and help clean the air. NREL scientists introduced a gene into a cyanobacterium and demonstrated that the organism remained stable ...

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