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  • Breakthrough in quest to turn seaweed into biofuels

    Brown seaweed's potential as a vast source of biofuels has been highlighted with the announcement that scientists have found a way of converting all its major sugars into ethanol. A team reported in Science today (19 January) that it has engineered a microbe that will convert the sugars to ethanol, overturning ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Seaweed problem could provide algae biofuel solution

    It has often been used as a farmland fertilizer, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes too. One species of algae in particular, sugar kelp (Laminaria saccharina), is exciting scientists from Norway. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Seaweed forests could help power tropical islands

    Harvesting seaweed ‘forests’ and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world’s energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea. Even a more immediate and realistic use of seaweed — a major untapped resource ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bio Architecture Lab Breaks Ground on Seaweed-to-Advanced Biofuels Experimental Pilot Facility in Chile

    Bio Architecture Lab, US (BAL) and its Chilean subsidiaries BALChile and BALBiofuels Chile, today officially broke ground on an experimental pilot facility to further develop its technology that creates low cost and renewable advanced biofuels from sustainably grown native seaweed, Macrocystis pyrifera. The facility, expected to be operational in 2012 will allow the company to demonstrate a ...


    By Marketwire

  • Scottish seaweed may help tackle climate change

    Scotland’s seaweed could be the latest weapon in the fight against climate change, according to a new report commissioned by The Crown Estate and conducted by researchers at The Scottish Association for Marine Science. The report details the potential of farming marine algae to be used to produce biomass to heat homes and fuel transport while avoiding the problems associated with biofuels, such ...


    By The Crown Estate

  • Science Magazine Showcases Groundbreaking Bio Architecture Lab Technology That Efficiently Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels and Chemicals

    A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), has developed breakthrough technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of seaweed (macroalgae) as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical production. The team engineered a microbe to extract the sugars in seaweed and convert them into renewable fuels and chemicals, thus making seaweed a real renewable biomass ...


    By Bio Architecture Lab, Inc.

  • Biofuels bottom of the heap in impact study

    An ambitious attempt to rank future energy sources according to myriad repercussions of their use has found biofuels to be the most undesirable option. Use of ethanol caused the most climate damage, air pollution, damage to land and wildlife, and chemical waste, according to the analysis. The study, which claims to be "the first comparative evaluation of proposed large-scale energy solutions to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Environment Committee advocates promoting advanced biofuels

    Draft legal measures to cap traditional biofuel production and accelerate the switchover to a a new generation of products from other sources, such as seaweed and or certain types of waste, were approved by the Environment Committee on Thursday. These measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the growing use of farmland to produce biofuel crops. I welcome the Environment ...


    By European Commission

  • Bio Architecture Lab Wins 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award Presented by World Biofuels Markets

    Bio Architecture Lab (Bal) announced today it has received the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Award (www.sustainablebiofuelsawards.com) presented at the World ...


    By Bio Architecture Lab, Inc.

  • Environment Committee backs compromise on cleaner biofuels

    MEPs and ministers moved a step closer on Tuesday (Apr 14, 2015) to an agreement on plans to cap the production of traditional biofuels and accelerate the shift to alternative sources, such as certain types of waste and residues and new sources such as seaweed, with the environment committee's vote backing a deal struck by legislators. The plan aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions caused by the ...


    By European Parliament

  • Parliament supports Shift towards Advanced Biofuels

    A draft law to cap crop-derived biofuel production and accelerate the shift to alternative sources was voted by Parliament on Tuesday. It aims to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by the growing use of farm land for biofuel crops. "We succeeded in getting a very technical, technological and ideological file to go ahead", said lead MEP  ...


    By European Parliament

  • EU lawmakers reduce use of food-based biofuel

    The European Parliament voted Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of biofuels made from food crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability. Environmentalists argue biofuels made from sugar, corn or soybeans add as much or even more to greenhouse gas emissions as the fossil fuels ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU lawmakers reduce use of food-based biofuel

    Associated Press - The European Parliament voted this week to significantly reduce the amount of biofuels made from food crops by 2020 to counter concerns over the energy source's environmental and ethical sustainability. Environmentalists argue biofuels made from sugar, corn or soybeans add as much or even more to greenhouse gas emissions as the fossil fuels they are meant to replace. Others ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DOE to invest up to US$4.4m in six innovative biofuels projects at US universities

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six advanced biofuels projects in which DOE plans to invest up to US$4.4 million, subject to annual appropriations.  These awards to U.S. institutions of higher education will support research and development (R&D) for cost-effective, environmentally friendly biomass conversion technologies for turning non-food feedstocks into ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...

  • New gas detector can `see` ethanol

    A new gas detector that reacts to toxic or explosive concentrations of ethanol has been developed by Sensor Electronics of Minneapolis. Like gasoline, ethanol is extremely volatile and explosive. It’s also toxic: In high concentrations it displaces oxygen, leading to asphyxiation and possible death. This new infrared gas detector “sees” even minute traces of ethanol, making it ideal for ...

  • Top 11 algae market trends for 2011

    1 Emerging Markets Growth US and EU-based algae producers and licensors of technology are increasingly looking to the Emerging Markets in Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East for faster economic growth, increasing market demand, and more supportive government and regulatory climates for accelerated commercial growth. This follows a key trend by Shell and BP investing $12 and $8 ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Statoil & Bio Architecture Lab Partner to Commercialize Macroalgae-to-Ethanol Process in Norway

    Statoil to Provide Direct Funding for R&D Demonstration Phase and Commercial Scale-Up in Norway BERKELEY, CA - 09/15/10 -- Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) and Statoil, one of the world's largest offshore oil and gas producers, today announced a wide-ranging strategic partnership for the production of renewable, sustainable and low cost ethanol derived from macroalgae grown off the coast of Norway. ...


    By Statoil

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