microalgae News

  • Biodiesel from microalgae

    Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology are developing biodiesel from microalgae grown in wastewater. The project is doubly ‘green' because algae consume nitrates and phosphates and reduce bacteria and toxins in the water. The end result: clean wastewater and stock for a promising biofuel. The purified ...


  • Microalgae against CO2

    Due to the different environmental conditions on the planet, the harvesting of microalgae is not currently a totally efficient solution for the capture of CO2emissions and greenhouse effect gases, due to the fact that an optimised photobioreactor for its application at different latitudes of the planet does not exist. The R+D FLEXIPHO project falls within this context, a project approved by the ...

  • Microalgae sticks to microplastics and transports them to the seabed

    Fragments of microplastics are readily incorporated into groups of microscopic algae, altering the rate at which the plastics move through seawater, a recent study has found. In laboratory tests, polystyrene microbeads, which usually sink to the bottom of seawater at a rate of 4 mm a day, sank at a rate of several hundreds of metres a day when part of microalgae aggregates. Plastic debris litters ...

  • Biodiesel from microalgae: energy recovery and waste issues

    A recent French study explores ways to maximise the potential of using microalgae to produce biofuels. This includes issues surrounding management of the algal biomass waste, the reuse of the nitrogen and phosphorus inputs as fertilisers in cultivated production and recovery of methane as an additional source of energy from the algal waste. Microalgae contain oils, or 'lipids', that can be ...

  • Solazyme and Ecopetrol Extend Partnership to Produce Renewable Oil and Bioproducts Using Microalgae in Colombia

    After 2 Years of R&D Collaboration, Solazyme Announces a Phase 3 Research and Development Agreement with Ecopetrol SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Solazyme, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing renewable oils and bioproducts using microalgae, has signed its third development agreement with Ecopetrol (EC, NYSE), the largest company in Colombia and one of the four major oil ...


    By Solazyme, Inc.

  • Neiker-Tecnalia Carries Out Research on Microalgae Capable of Assimilating the Ammonium Resulting from the Management of Agri-Food Waste

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community, has confirmed the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophilamicroalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in the effluent generated in the digestion of organic waste ...

  • Arcos Combined Cycle Power Plant to house a Microalgae Cultivation Plant developed by Algaenergy

    The project was presented to the local and provincial authorities in Arcos de la Frontera The project, which also includes the participation of the company Exeleria, the Universities of Seville and Almería, the Andalusian Energy Agency and the Madrid Network, will require an initial investment of €3 million The plant, which will occupy a surface area of 10,000 square metres, ...


    By Iberdrola

  • Commercialisation of Algaculture production of Biofuels

    We are currently seeking investors for the construction of a pilot plant to be situated in South Australia. It will commercialise a method to produce cost effective microalgae culture for processing into biofuels. For further information visit: ...

  • Monitoring of Algae Growth by TOC Measurement

    Global warming due to the excessive use of fossil fuels is becoming a problem which has prompted and accelerated the search for alternative fuels. Among the more attractive alternatives is biomass fuel, which is attracting considerable attention. Microalgae can be used for the production of oil without competing with food production, and to a greater extent than other biofuels, its productivity ...

  • Repsol acquires 20% stake in AlgaEnergy, a leading R & D company in investigating the production of next generation biofuels from algae

    The agreement complements and strengthens Repsol’s research into the use of microalgae for next generation biofuels. Repsol has developed various research projects with microalgae as a source of advanced biofuels for a sustainable future. As a technical partner, Repsol will actively collaborate in the selection, improvement, cultivation and marketing of fuels obtained from microalgae. ...


    By REPSOL

  • Wageningen UR and Arke to work together on sustainable jet fuel

    The airline Arke and Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have joined forces to work on developing sustainable jet fuel derived from algae. Microalgae have great potential for producing sustainable biofuels, such as biokerosene, to meet the future fuel requirements of the aviation industry. For the next six months, Wageningen UR will be conducting research into the techno-economic ...

  • Alternative Fuels Americas to Acquire Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC of Puerto Rico

    NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/10 -- Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: NSIH) announced today that it will be acquiring Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC, a Puerto Rico based company active in the research and development of algae for biofuels. Sustainable Agro Biotech, LLC has been developing proprietary technologies to recycle carbon dioxide emission into microalgae ...


  • Algae experts to meet in New Zealand

    How can we turn seaweed into biofuels? Can we use seaweed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Can we stop the spread of didymo in New Zealand? These are some of the questions that will be addressed at the 5th Asian Pacific Phycological Forum, being held in Wellington next week. Phycology is the study of algae, including seaweeds. Around 250 scientists, technologists, resource managers, 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: 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 ...


  • Shell and HR Biopetroleum build facility to grow algae for biofuel

    Royal Dutch Shell plc and HR Biopetroleum have announced the construction of a pilot facility in Hawaii to grow marine algae and produce vegetable oil for conversion into biofuel.  The announcement is a further step in Shell’s ongoing effort to develop a new generation of biofuels using sustainable, non-food raw materials.  Algae hold great promise because they grow very rapidly, are ...


  • Research and Markets: Global Algal Fuels Market 2012

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6rnpwk/global_algal) has announced the addition of the "Global Algal Fuels Market" report to their offering. With the advances in technology, it has now become possible to ...


  • Algenol Announces Acquisition of Cyano Biofuels GmbH

    (Bonita Springs, FL)— Algenol Biofuels Inc., an industrial biotechnology company that makes ethanol using hybrid algae, announced today that its parent company, Algenol LLC, recently acquired Cyano Biofuels GmbH. Cyano Biofuels, which is located in Berlin, Germany, has extensive experience in producing hybrid algae to make ethanol and green chemicals. The acquisition significantly increases ...


    By Algenol Biofuels

  • Tiny algae loom large in biofuel pilot projects

    The production of biofuels from algae gained new prominence this summer when ExxonMobil announced that it will invest up to $600 million in the technology. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) formed a research and development alliance in July to explore the production of biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Photosynthetic algae—such as single-celled 'microalgae' and blue-green algae—are ...

  • Invitation to `waste to energy` 2008

    Everybody’s talking about global climate. One way to counteract the threat of climate change and find a substitute for energy from fossil fuels is the principle waste to energy”. The leading European exhibition of the same name will be held for the fourth time on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 December. Under the heading “energy from waste and biomass” the exhibition and conference will look at a ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

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