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  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • BBA announces Algae Biodiesel research Progress

    Algae are tiny, plantlike organisms that grow naturally and are composed of carbohydrates, proteins and plant oil. They are extremely diverse and can be found in most habitats of the world including fresh and sea water, salt lakes, soil, snow and on surfaces such as rocks and the bark of trees. Their ranges from about 1 μm (nanoplankton) to more than 40 m (kelp), with many microalgae used for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 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

  • SEE ALGAE Technology to Present at Algae Biomass Summit

    SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH ("SAT" or the "Company"), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, will present at the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit in Denver. SAT will discuss the technical advantages of the company’s algae photobioreactors in the industrial cultivation of micro-algae for use in the biofuels and livestock feed markets. “By ...

  • SEE ALGAE Technology to Present at Algae Biomass Summit

    SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH ("SAT" or the "Company"), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, will present at the upcoming Algae Biomass Summit in Denver. SAT will discuss the technical advantages of the company's algae photobioreactors in the industrial cultivation of micro-algae for use in the biofuels and livestock feed markets. "By bringing ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is Algae the new green?

    Algae, one of the most abundant and easily cultured organisms on the planet, has a versatile range of uses in the environmental sector. From treating wastewater to providing bio-fuels, this simple organism may be the answer to several environmental problems. Algae are a large and diverse group of simple photosynthetic organisms with approximately 65,000 different species around the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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 ...


  • 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, ...

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