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Louisiana researcher gets funding to develop software and algorithms for algae biofuel research

Louisiana researcher gets funding to develop software and algorithms for algae biofuel research

September 6, 2016 |

In Louisiana, a researcher from the University of New Orleans has been awarded $141,453 by the Louisiana Board of Regents Industrial Ties Research Subprogram to software and theoretical underpinning needed to help convert algae into biofuel such as advanced algorithms for analyzing and optimizing gene regulatory network-based biofuel production modeling in algae. The grant will […]

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A breakthrough in algae harvesting

A breakthrough in algae harvesting

August 21, 2016 |

One of the more perplexing problems of the advanced bioeconomy is getting algae out of the water or the water out of the algae. It simply isn’t a problem in traditional, land-based agriculture and most of the nutraceutical applications of algae that were developed early on featured such high price points that it almost didn’t […]

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Mexican researchers scaling up algae production from wastewater treatment

Mexican researchers scaling up algae production from wastewater treatment

August 3, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the Autonomous University of Coahuila is using algae for wastewater treatment and then producing biodiesel from the algae harvested after the water cleaning process. Researchers are working to develop a system that takes advantage of the best of both worlds provided by open systems that are cheaper and closed systems that […]

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PNNL discovers why certain blue-green algae grows super fast under relentless bright light

PNNL discovers why certain blue-green algae grows super fast under relentless bright light

July 28, 2016 |

In Washington state, while relentless bright light brings many forms of cyanobacteria to their knees — figuratively, of course — Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 does the opposite, thriving and growing at a rate that far outpaces most of its peers. That makes the organism, commonly called a form of blue-green algae, an attractive target for […]

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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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