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Basque-French R&D centers team up for algae demonstration project

Basque-French R&D centers team up for algae demonstration project

July 25, 2016 |

In Spain, a consortium of six R&D centers in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association for the Environment and Safety in Aquitaine (APESA) and the Centre for the Application and Transformation of Agro-resources (CATAR-CRITT)- are participating […]

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DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, DOE announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies. This funding will advance the […]

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Scientists in Cologne develop a more cost-efficient method to cultivate algae

Scientists in Cologne develop a more cost-efficient method to cultivate algae

July 17, 2016 |

In Germany, Professor Michael Melkonian and a team from the University of Cologne have developed a new method that could make the production of algae easier – and hence reduce the costs of the products based on this material. Their findings are published in the journal Trends in Biotechnology. The “Porous Substrate Bioreactor” (PSBR), also […]

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PHYCO2 completes test pilots of Algae Growth, CO2 Sequestration at Michigan State

PHYCO2 completes test pilots of Algae Growth, CO2 Sequestration at Michigan State

July 17, 2016 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 completed a year of testing an industry-disrupting and patented Algae Photo-Bioreactor (APB), and is now building two advisory boards to focus on the commercialization of technologies for human nutrition and animal feed. PHYCO2’s new technology allows pure microalgae to grow indoors 24 hours a day, and without sunlight, in any geographic location, […]

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I must break you, Price: DOE invests $15 million in algae tech to crush the costs

I must break you, Price: DOE invests $15 million in algae tech to crush the costs

July 14, 2016 |

In Washington, as the DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 conference opened its third day, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. It’s one of those moments in the algae narrative that remind you of that scene […]

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Algae production, efficient and consistent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations

Algae production, efficient and consistent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Algae Innovations

July 14, 2016 |

Global Algae Innovations designs innovative technology to make algae production more efficient and consistent.  This week, the DOE made a major award to a group led by GAI, including the University of California-San Diego, TSD Management Associates, Texas A&M University, General Electric, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. They will accelerate the commercialization […]

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Gencor Pacific invests $1M in Algae.Tec 

Gencor Pacific invests $1M in Algae.Tec 

July 10, 2016 |

In Australia, Algae.Tec received a $1 million investment from Gencor Pacific, in the form of a secured convertible note with an exercise price of $0.10c, a premium of 100% over the current trading price, with a term of 18 months and an interest rate of 10% per annum. Algae.Tec recently announced the signing of a […]

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Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

Malaysian researchers develop algae biodiesel using nanocatalysts

July 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, researchers from the Universiti Putra Malaysia have developed a methodology to produce biodiesel from algae using nanocatalysts and synthesized through a calcination–hydration–dehydration technique. The nano-CaO catalysis impact was investigated in a two-step transesterification of triglycerides from crude Jatropha oil as a biodiesel along with other reaction parameters such as catalyst ratio, reaction time, […]

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Algae biofuel technology transferred to Zimbabwe

Algae biofuel technology transferred to Zimbabwe

June 30, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The university is using photoreactors to grow the algae for later processing. Algae is being promoted as a quicker and better alternative to jatropha because it requires only 24 days to […]

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Turn and Face the Strange: The new Algae makes a Bowiesque pivot into new markets

Turn and Face the Strange: The new Algae makes a Bowiesque pivot into new markets

June 30, 2016 |

What are our tiny green friends doing to earn their living, now? 2009 – that was the Summer of Algae. It seemed like every venture forming had algae somewhere in its sights. The ventures were bold in their vision — renewable fuels, proving protein for a hungry world, and recycling CO2, re-using land that had […]

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