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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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Where are we with algae biofuels? PART II

Where are we with algae biofuels? PART II

October 14, 2014 |

The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances brought the cost of algae biocrude oil down to $7.50 per gallon.  3 roadblocks remain between today’s cost and $3.00. This is a two-part series. In Part I here, we look first at the breakthroughs that have radically changed the costs and outlook. In Part II today, we […]

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Where are we with algae biofuels?

Where are we with algae biofuels?

October 13, 2014 |

The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances  have brought the cost of algae biocrude oil down to $7.50 per gallon. 3 roadblocks remain between today’s cost and $3.00. In our two-part series, we look first at the breakthroughs that have radically changed the costs and outlook. In Part II, we look at where the opportunities […]

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Looking at Fermentalg and its 4th-gen algae premise and promise

Looking at Fermentalg and its 4th-gen algae premise and promise

October 2, 2014 |

For those who hadn’t heard that there was a third generation of algae technology going round, it might come as a surprise that there’s a fourth. Let’s go through these, with the caveat that, like children, we are naming these in birth order rather than a ranking based on preference. Something is not necessarily better […]

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State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level commercial leaders look at the path to scale

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level commercial leaders look at the path to scale

October 1, 2014 |

10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon? This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, a pair of key sessions featured 10 of the leading companies in the algae sector: Paul Woods, CEO, Algenol Jason Kolb, VP, Algix Tim […]

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DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

September 30, 2014 |

In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and […]

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Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

September 30, 2014 |

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need EPA and those involved in the power generation industry to recognize that algae and other […]

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Algae: Will Bossie Like it?

Algae: Will Bossie Like it?

September 29, 2014 |

Will protein be the Big, Easy app that puts algae technology on the road to awesome? The Digest ruminates. It’s the world’s favorite biobased feedstock, the crop of dreams, and you just can’t find as much as you’d think would be out there. Why, everyone asks? That’s easy. With algae, the most pressing need relates […]

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