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MARINER’s Magnificent Macroalgae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E

MARINER’s Magnificent Macroalgae: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E

August 1, 2019 |

Oceans are the largest untapped growth opportunity for biomass and that macroalgae is the quintessential ocean crop, according to ARPA-E. But, it says that with the current state of technology, it will never scale to meet energy and CO2 capture demands. So what to do? That’s where the MARINER program comes in. Marc von Keitz, […]

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South Korean researchers develop new microorganism to improve brown macroalgae use in biorefineries

South Korean researchers develop new microorganism to improve brown macroalgae use in biorefineries

June 27, 2019 |

In South Korea, the joint research team of POSTECH and Seoul National University developed a new microorganism, which they named as Vibrio sp. dhg that they have successfully demonstrated can be a promising microbial platform for the biorefinery of brown macroalgae which can replace starch-crop biomass. Continuing efforts on studying utilization of non-edible biomass have […]

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Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s MARINER program

Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA-E’s MARINER program

September 8, 2018 |

The projects that comprise ARPA-E’s MARINER (Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources) program seek to develop the tools to enable the United States to become a global leader in the production of marine biomass. Presently, macroalgae, or seaweed, is primarily used as food for human consumption, but there is a growing opportunity for the production […]

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Mexican researcher finds key to producing biogas from macroalgae plaguing Caribbean

Mexican researcher finds key to producing biogas from macroalgae plaguing Caribbean

September 4, 2018 |

In Mexico, falling a recent call by a researcher at one Mexican university to find ways to create value out of the sargassum algae that are polluting the Caribbean and Mexican coasts, a researcher at the Renewable Energy Unit under of the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatán announced he had been working to use […]

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CSU gets $500,000 funding for ocean macroalgae biofuel project

CSU gets $500,000 funding for ocean macroalgae biofuel project

April 16, 2018 |

In Colorado, Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E has poured over $22 million into their Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program, with the aim of establishing the U.S. as a leader in […]

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University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

University of Greenwich researchers find challenges with macroalgae in the UK

April 27, 2016 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of Greenwich have published a study that takes a critical view to opportunities for macroalgae production for biofuels in the British Isles, in particular for the MacroBioCrude processing pipeline for the sustainable manufacture of liquid hydrocarbon fuels from seaweed in the UK. The production of biofuel from seaweed […]

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PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

December 1, 2015 |

In California, biofuel to run cars and generators could come from large swaths of seaweed grown in the open ocean. That’s the vision of a new project being led by Marine BioEnergy, Inc., in collaboration with PNNL and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. Marine BioEnergy has proposed a patented […]

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Scottish macroalgae study stalls on lack of algae

Scottish macroalgae study stalls on lack of algae

October 15, 2014 |

In the UK, a study to research biodiesel production from macroalgae has been put on hold due to a lack of algae. The project was developed to manage a problem that has apparently disappeared. Dunbar Shore and Harbour Neighbourhood Group (DSHNG), Dr Alastair Sutherland, of Glasgow Caledonian University, and Dunbar Marine Resources Ltd were planning […]

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The Bullseye Fuel: BAL and its macroalgae-based biofuels

The Bullseye Fuel: BAL and its macroalgae-based biofuels

December 29, 2011 |

In Chile earlier this month, Bio Architecture Lab broke ground on an experimental pilot facility producing ethanol from Macrocystis pyrifera (macro algae). Macroalgae: that’s seaweed, and more about why macro algae is really, really important, in a moment. The Pilot Facility The facility, expected to be operational in 2012 will allow the company to demonstrate […]

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BAL Chile opens macroalgae biofuels farm off Chilean coast

BAL Chile opens macroalgae biofuels farm off Chilean coast

September 29, 2011 |

In Chile, BAL Chile SA has begun farming algae on the island of Chiloé with plans to produce biofuels for industrial use. The company hopes to produce algae at commercial scale in the next five years. BAL has established strategic alliances with DuPont and Statoil for this initiative and has secured financial support from several […]

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