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Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the […]

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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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Australia’s Muradel refocuses on tires and biosolids away from microalgae

Australia’s Muradel refocuses on tires and biosolids away from microalgae

April 26, 2016 |

In Australia, Muradel is refocusing its commercial scale up of its Green2Black technology not using microalgae as it had been originally but instead using tires and biosolids from municipal waste as feedstock. The company had hoped to get production cost to under A$1 per liter but hadn’t managed to get it under A$9.9 per liter […]

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Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with the University of Newcastle have determined the country is idea for growing microalgae as biodiesel feedstock. Chlorella, scenedesmus and Desmodesmus are native to Texcoco Lake and can be grown in just one day and processed into biodiesel in three hours. Researchers are […]

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USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

April 13, 2016 |

In Hawaii, at the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith has spent the past 5 years fine-tuning conditions under which Chlorella protothecoides algae can be coaxed into producing oil from discarded papayas and other unmarketable crops or byproducts, like glycerol. The effort […]

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Where’s the algae?

Where’s the algae?

April 12, 2016 |

Good news in the world of algae. This week, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced an amendment  that would provide tax credit support for carbon capture and utilization technologies that enable the conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as advanced biofuels, animal feed, and chemical ingredients. The proposed language would create a new utilization […]

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Algae.Tec scores new $1.138 million order from Reliance Group

Algae.Tec scores new $1.138 million order from Reliance Group

April 5, 2016 |

In Australia, Algae.Tec announced it has received increased works orders from its major client, Reliance Group, for the amount of $1.138 million. The orders are for detailed engineering services and the supply of equipment for thelatest innovations in Algae.Tec’s technology and to assist with the completion and commissioning of the pilot algae plant being built in […]

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PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

March 20, 2016 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 is reporting “a technology breakthrough” in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University (MSU).  The technology partnership set out to capture manmade carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas emission (GHG)) and create renewable alternative energy feedstock.  Phase I proved the technology can capture significant amounts of CO2 for high-density algae cultivation […]

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Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

March 15, 2016 |

In France, a hybrid airplane set to run on algae-based biofuels and solar power is set to make its debut flight from Paris to New York in June, making it the first ever carbon-free flight across the Atlantic ocean. About 20% of the power comes just from gliding, while solar will power the plane during […]

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University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

March 10, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a UF/IFAS professor of horticultural sciences, likened a transcription factor’s role in controlling the expression of many genes inside […]

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