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  • 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, ...

  • Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

    Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005 and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oil prices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied many industries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but the industry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the ...


  • New Website Launched Featuring Products for Wastewater, Biofuels, Ambient Air, and Soot in Lube Oil Measurements

    Wilks Enterprise is pleased to announce a new website – www.WilksIR.com – focused on providing simple analytical solutions for practical on-site measurements. The website features easy-to-use application specific mid-infrared (mid-IR) analytical instruments – both for qualitative and quantitative measurements. While all Wilks instruments are designed for easy, on-site field or at-line use, they ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • NRC drives strategy to commercialize biofuel from algae

    Canada"s National Research Council is collaborating with a number of industrial partners to commercialize technologies for algae cultivation, biomass handling, oil extraction and ultimately, fuel production. NRC is committing approximately $5M in funding through the National Bioproducts Program and the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • ReportsnReports - Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

    Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005 and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oil prices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied many industries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but the industry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the ...


  • New techniques create butanol, a superior biofuel

    The fuel is butanol; it can be derived from lignocellulosic materials, which are plant biomass parts that range from woody stems and straw to agricultural residues, corn fiber and husks, all containing in large part cellulose and some lignin. Butanol is considered to be a better biofuel than ethanol because it's less corrosive and has a higher caloric value, giving it a higher energy value. Like ...

  • Fluor Honored with Innovation Award at World Biofuels Markets Conference

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded the Best Biofuels EPC Innovation Award at the World Biofuels Markets conference in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in late March. The award recognized Fluor’s commitment and innovation to the biofuels industry as an engineering, procurement and construction company. “Fluor is honored to receive ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • Biofuels Producers – Ethanol and Biodiesel – Must Comply with Clean Water Act and Monitor Oil/Grease Discharge Levels

    E. Norwalk, CT, June 24, 2010 – Ethanol and Biodiesel producers have been attracting the attention of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as other government regulatory agencies, and coming under closer scrutiny to ensure their wastewater discharges comply with the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Both Ethanol and Biodiesel plants have been fined for wastewater discharges ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • AD wastewater treatment technology launched

    Celje, Slovenia. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is being used in a new generation of wastewater treatment plant being marketed by EKO GEA, a Slovenian manufacturer of biological products for the waste sector. The plant incorporates a simple design with a small footprint and requires no power whatsoever. At its core is specially-sourced “tuff” bio-media and EKO GEA’s proprietary bio-active marine algae ...


    By Eco Gea - Nejc Dordic SpA

  • Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Developed Technology That Can Convert Human Waste Into Sustainable Biofuel

    December 2, 2016 -- Last night's dinner could be tomorrow's liquid fuel. Yes, the technology to turn ordinary human waste into biocrude oil is here, thanks to developments at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology -- called hydrothermal liquefaction -- mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Algae-Based Biofuels Production to Reach 61 Million Gallons per Year by 2020, Forecasts Pike Research

    BOULDER, Colo. - In the face of petroleum scarcity, increasing oil prices, market volatility, and climate change, leaders in government and industry are looking to renewable fuel sources such as algae-based biofuels to reduce expenses and mitigate their acute vulnerability to petroleum supply chains.Yielding 2 to 20 times more oil per acre than leading oilseed crops, algae’s productivity ...


  • Algae-Based Biofuels Represent a Trillion Dollar Potential Market Opportunity, but Cost is an Obstacle to Commercialization, Says Pike Research

    Among next generation renewable fuel alternatives, algae stands out as one of the most promising and scalable options with the potential to supply key fuel and co-product markets.Strong demand from aviation and military consumers, technological breakthroughs in the production, cultivation, and extraction of algae oil, and the development of large-scale projects will be critical to widespread ...


  • Investment Shift for Algae Biofuels, Market to Grow 43.1% Annually Through 2015: SBI Bulletin

    Buoyed by public and private R&D, industry investment from the public and private sectors, fossil fuel prices, and general regulatory support, algae biofuels technologies are ripe for double-digit growth potential over the short term. According to a recent SBI Bulletin by heavy industry and energy research publisher SBI, ...


    By SBI Reports

  • Secretary Moniz Announces New Biofuels Projects to Drive Cost Reductions, Technological Breakthroughs

    During remarks at the Energy Department’s Biomass 2013 annual conference, Secretary Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the Administration’s Climate Action Plan to increase our energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. Secretary Moniz ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Easy-to-use portable IR analyzers for biofuels measurements on display at 2010 PITTCON, Booth No. 2510

    Last Fall, transportation of biodiesel through a US pipeline represented a major milestone in the biofuels marketplace. On-site blend analysis was crucial -- both at the beginning of the pipeline and at the end --to ensure it met specifications. These tests were done using the InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzer and InfraSpec VFA-IR Spectrometer from Wilks Enterprise.While the application of ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Green electricity from previously worthless wastewater

    New technology with big potential will be presented at World Bioenergy in Jönköping, Sweden on 25–27 May. The new product is a container filled with technology which uses the heat from 55 °C water to generate electricity. The unit is called the Opcon Powerbox and was developed by the Swedish firm of Opcon. The first commercial Opcon Powerbox was installed last year at two pulp mills in Sweden, ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Brazil - water & wastewater sub-sector - São Paulo

    Environmental challenges come with the development of industrial and agricultural capacity in all countries. Brazil went through an industrialization process much broader and stronger than its Latin American neighbours after World War II. Consolidation of industrial manufacturing capacity and infrastructure was reflected in the high GDP growth rates observed during the 1970s. By the early 1980s, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ENER-G expands CHP wastewater treatment and biogas team

    ENER-G Combined Power has expanded its specialist CHP wastewater treatment  and biogas team with the appointment of biofuels experts Martin Wager and Laurence Stephenson. Martin joins ENER-G as Business Development Manager (Biofuels) from Cogenco. He has been involved in more than 40 CHP sewage treatment and ...


    By ENER-G

  • On-Site Measurement of Oil/Grease in Wastewater Helps Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

    Determining total oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with governmental regulatory discharge permits is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries including chemical, oil and gas, biofuels, and other industrial manufacturing plants.  To ensure compliance with discharge regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary ...


    By Spectro Scientific

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