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National Algae Association to host algae workshop in January 2015

National Algae Association to host algae workshop in January 2015

December 15, 2014 |

In Louisiana, the National Algae Association will be hosting a workshop on Algae Production and networking from January 22-25 in 2015. The workshop is designed to educate and share information on algae strains, commercial algae production processes, equipment and potential markets on the algae industry. They will be focusing on: Nutraceuticals- Omega 2 EPA/DHA Feeds […]

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UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

December 8, 2014 |

In the UK, a ground breaking research project by the GW4 Alliance aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the same time. GW4 brings together the South West and Wales’ four leading, research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Researchers […]

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Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

November 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization is reporting favorably on the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office’s report that the agency’s program to finance new energy technologies is expected to take in some $5 billion in interest payments-far exceeding many expectations and throwing cold water on claims that the program was a failure. The financial […]

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NREL experimenting with cryogenic preservation of algae

NREL experimenting with cryogenic preservation of algae

November 5, 2014 |

In Colorado, tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again—and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide biofuel for a clean energy future. At the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and at dozens of other labs nationwide, algae […]

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Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director, dies at 56

Mary Rosenthal, the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director, dies at 56

November 4, 2014 |

Mary Gibson Rosenthal, who served as the Algae Biomass Organization’s first executive director and led its initial battles for algae parity on Capitol Hill, died of cancer on Saturday in Minneapolis, MN. She was 56. Her death was announced last night by the ABO, which she joined in June 2009 and led until January 2014, when […]

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Muradel launches Australia’s first algae to green crude integrated demonstration plant

Muradel launches Australia’s first algae to green crude integrated demonstration plant

November 3, 2014 |

In Australia, Muradel has launched its integrated demonstration plant to convert algae into green crude in Whyalla. The $10.7 million plant will produce 30,000 liters per year and represents the company’s first step toward an 80 million liter per year commercial scale plant. Murdel’s technology, Green2Black, uses microalgae produced on site, plant biomass, and organic […]

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DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

DOE highlights algae for targeted research grants

October 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced nine topics and 26 new subtopics under its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will help small businesses develop and deliver market-driven clean energy technologies. DOE advises: “This year, EERE’s areas of interest range from energy-saving […]

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Missing Link awarded four patents for algae biomass technology

Missing Link awarded four patents for algae biomass technology

October 20, 2014 |

In Texas, Missing Link Technology has been awarded patents for its deep water growth, harvesting, oils extraction, and biocrude extraction integrated suite of solutions. 1) MicGro Deep Water Reactor/Process: A engineered system of a series of one to ten foot deep water bioreactors configured in a stirred tank followed by a plug flow process flow […]

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National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, the National Algae Association has begun pushing US algae producers to label their products “Made in the USA” and “USDA Organic” when applicable. In a scathing critique of the Department of Energy, National Laboratories, and Washington D.C., the Association blamed the Department of Energy for “hijacking” the algae product industry and shipping […]

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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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