algae research News

  • Algae biofuels

    Biofuel from algae could be a meaningful part of the solution in the future because of its potential as an economically viable, low emissions transportation fuel. As part of the program, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company is teaming up with Synthetic Genomics (SGI) to develop, test, and produce biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Algae produce bio-oil that can be processed into biofuels ...


  • Algae Biomass Summit to Feature Latest Breakthroughs in Algae Research

    The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase more than 30 presentations in its Biology track from researchers and scientists at leading companies, universities and national labs during the course of the three-day event. These sessions are designed for highly technical audiences and will do a "deep dive" into new research, breakthroughs and ...


  • NREL researcher discusses revitalized algae program

    Dr. Philip Pienkos, Principal Research Supervisor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), will discuss NREL’s efforts to rebuild the Aquatic Species Program for algal biofuels research on July 7, from 3-5 p.m., at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will also be broadcast online at ...

  • Research and Markets: Get Beyond the Hype in Algae Biofuel

    Research and Markets ...


  • Researchers identify six oil-producing algae

    A team of researchers from the faculty of science and technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC) is attempting to produce biodiesel on a commercial scale from microscopic algae. They have identified six micro-algae which have massive potential for biodiesel production. The initial results of the research, which started in March 2008, are very encouraging. One strain is already being tested ...


  • Algae Biomass Organization Recognizes Six Students With Young Algae Researcher Awards at Algae Biomass Summit in Denver

    Six student scientists were presented with the first Young Algae Researcher Awards today in Denver for their contributions to fields of algae biology and engineering on the final day of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • Algae: Biofuel of the future?

    In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum. Algae are tiny biological factories that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy so efficiently that they can double their weight several times a day. As part of the photosynthesis process algae produce oil and can generate 15 times more oil per acre than other plants used for biofuels, ...

  • Eutrophication affects diversity of algae

    Eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae, research at the University of Gothenburg shows. Phytoplankton provide the basis for the whole marine food chain. These microscopic organisms are common in coastal areas, all the way from the polar regions to the Equator, and multiply through cell division. If cells are present in the water mass in large numbers an algal ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Sandia Algae Researchers Cut Costs with Improved Nutrient Recycling

    Algae are a promising source of renewable biofuels and bioproducts, and researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California, are taking a step toward realizing the promise of sustainable, cost-effective algal biofuels for the American public. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis, leading a team with OpenAlgae and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Algae Scale-Up Equipment Speeds Time-to-Commercialization for Researchers and Biomass Producers

    GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 20, 2011/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- BioVantage Resources, Inc. ( ...


    By BioVantage Resources, Inc.

  • Algae: the new oil

    I. Introduction A) Framing the Problem as an OpportunityRFS goals can not be met with soy and corn alone- there is not enough corn and soy in the US to meet RFS goals- current feedstocks soy, palm, canola, etc are in short supply and are too expensive for biodiesel producers- the biofuels industry is at a critical point where alternatives such as algae are neededB) The ...


    By National Algae Association

  • Algae: The New Oil

    The Woodlands, Texas – August 7, 2008 – The National Algae Association announces its Algae Commercialization Business Plan, Research, and Networking Forum. Existing algae oil production companies, algae researchers and algaeprenuers will present leading-edge technologies for commercialization of Algae: The “New Oil” on October 23-24, 2008, at The Woodlands Conference Center and Resort in The ...


    By National Algae Association

  • Oceanographers discover toxic algae

    Louisiana State University, USA, researchers Sibel Bargu and Ana Garcia (Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences) have discovered toxic algae in vast, remote regions of the open ocean for the first time. The recent findings are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are reported as increasing both geographically and in ...


  • Airborne lidar catches algae

    ESRL’s Jim Churnside (Chemical Sciences Division) has used lidar instruments on airplanes to find schools of fish and squid. He’s used lidar—which bounces laser light off distant objects and captures the information-rich return signals—to find abandoned “ghost nets,” which can ensnare and kill ocean dwellers. Now, Churnside is using airborne lidar to find layers of phytoplankton—tiny plant-like ...

  • Green algae: The government acts

    On a visit to Saint-Michel-en-Grève (North-Brittany), the prime minister, François Fillon, announced the creation of an inter-ministerial committee which has been given three months to set up “a plan of action against the proliferation of green algae, and propose effective solutions for collection and protection of the population.” It took the sudden death of a horse and the illness of its rider ...


  • Energy researchers create crude oil from algae in 30 minutes

    Energy research carried out by workers at the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has resulted in the creation of crude oil from algae in a process that takes just 30 minutes. The method is a continuous chemical process that produces crude oil when a form of harvested algae is poured in - and the algae takes the form of a green paste that has the consistency of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Water environment research looks at producing energy from algae

    What do gas and algae have in common? One answer is Water Environment Research (WER), where one can read about some of the world’s latest research on alternative energy production in the April issue. Formerly available to subscribers only, selected WER articles are now available free to the public on a monthly basis thanks to a new open access program from the Water Environment Federation, ...

  • Market Research Projects Algae Biofuels Technologies Market at $1.6 Billion in 2015

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "SBI Bulletin: Algae Biofuels Technologies - Global Market and Product Trends 2010-2015," to their collection of Ethanol market reports. For more information, visit: ...


    By MarketResearch

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel Market Report: 2013 Edition

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wn7ltg/analyzing_algae) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel" report to their offering. Analyzing Algae as a Source of Fuel covers ...


  • Impact of climate change on marine algae

    With climate change looming large, countries around the world are mobilising their top scientists in an effort to measure its impact on the environment and society. One such scientist is the young Dr Björn Rost, who was recently awarded a EUR 1.4 million Independent Researcher Grant by the European Research Council (ERC). His research will focus on the impact of climate change on micro algae in ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you