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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on Achieving High Yields from Algal Feedstocks

    The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields through Productivity and Integration Research.” BETO is seeking input from industry, academia, and other stakeholders regarding supply systems and services for the cultivation, logistics, and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • New Range of Biostream Bench Top Controllers

    Broadley-James Ltd is pleased to announce the exclusive distribution of the complete range of Biostream bench top controllers, fermenters and biorector systems to the UK and Irish markets. Biostream International BV, is a Dutch manufacturer of bioreactors and fermenters for food, biobased fermentation, algae and cell culture. As a specialist in the design and manufacture of photo bioreactors, ...


    By Broadley-James Ltd

  • Scientists hone technique to safeguard water supplies

    A method to detect contaminants in municipal water supplies has undergone further refinements by two Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers whose findings are published on line in Water Environment Research. The new work demonstrates that the technology that uses algae as sentinels has broader applications than previously reported, according to authors Miguel Rodriguez Jr. and Elias Greenbaum ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Algaetech Receives 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Service Innovation in Algae Technology

    Algaetech International Sdn. Bhd. today announced it has received the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Award for Service Innovation in Algae Technology. The award was conferred at the inaugural 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Green Excellence Awards banquet held on the 25 August at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore. According to Frost & Sullivan, Algaetech ...


  • Cellana Receives $5.5 Million USDA and Doe Grant to Develop New Algae-Based Animal Feeds as Algal Biofuel Byproduct

    Kona-based Cellana LLC, a leading developer of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts, has received a three-year $5.5 million grant to develop a protein supplement from algae as a byproduct of algal biofuels production and to demonstrate its nutritional and economic value in livestock feeds. Funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s National Institute of Food and ...


  • EPA honors Calif. companies Amyris and Solazyme for using green chemistry to create renewable and sustainable plant-based fuels

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Amyris Inc. in Emeryville and Solazyme, Inc., in South San Francisco, Calif. with Presidential Green Chemistry Awards for creating renewable and sustainable plant-based fuels and other products. The Calif. companies are among five organizations nationwide honored for developing safer chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate ...

  • Solutions4CO2 Inc. Announces a Realignment of Its Advisory Board and a Change to Its Board of Directors

    Solutions4CO2 Inc. ("S4CO2") (TSX VENTURE: SFC), a Canadian waste gas/water to co-products company, is pleased to announce it has made changes to its advisory board to more closely align its members with the Company's current strategic direction. S4CO2 has accepted the resignations of Mr. David Johnston and Mr. Blaine Kennedy from its advisory board. Mr. JD McGraw will move to its advisory board ...


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