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5 Crazy Ways to Use Algae That Turn Out to Be Not So Crazy

5 Crazy Ways to Use Algae That Turn Out to Be Not So Crazy

January 17, 2018 |

Algae chocolate, algae ink, algae protein powder, algae as a solar technology and algae as a diversification strategy for tourist economies? Algae investors and project developers may be the most inventive group of people in the world when it comes to finding new market niches for the world’s oldest living oil source, friend of the […]

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Lawrence Livermore Lab gets $1.5 million grant to improve algae production

Lawrence Livermore Lab gets $1.5 million grant to improve algae production

December 26, 2017 |

In California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been awarded a 3 year $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy to improve the growth and efficiency of biofuel-producing algae through the alteration of their microbiomes. LLNL will partner with San Francisco based General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) in the use of a novel high-throughput […]

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Type of algae in recycled water matters for biofuel production

Type of algae in recycled water matters for biofuel production

December 1, 2017 |

In North Carolina, Duke University researcher, Sarah Loftus, found that what kind of algae used the water last matters when growing algae for biofuels. She found that the type of algae previously grown in the reused water made a difference in algae cultivation. Algae secrete molecules into the water as they grow and the build-up […]

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Algae.Tec turns its back on biofuels for good

Algae.Tec turns its back on biofuels for good

November 28, 2017 |

In Australia, Algae.Tec has finalized its transition away from biofuel production to focus entirely on nutraceuticals and aquafeed, as well as medical marijuana that was discovered to benefit greatly from the catalysts developed for algae production. The shift began in 2013 and finalized with the recent departure of the company’s managing director who was with […]

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From algae blooms to algae oil: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Manta Biofuel

From algae blooms to algae oil: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Manta Biofuel

November 27, 2017 |

The promise is this: Manta could one day skim algae right off of the Chesapeake Bay and convert it into oil, simultaneously cleaning up deadly algae blooms and providing the precursor for clean, renewable fuels. Manta licensed its harvesting technology from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, where company co-founder Ryan Powell invented it […]

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Exxon sees commercial algae production at least another 10 years away

Exxon sees commercial algae production at least another 10 years away

November 6, 2017 |

In Texas, Exxon’s head of R&D told Bloomberg that commercial algae production is at least another 10 years away, although the company has already been investing in the technology for eight years. The algae investment and its work with the Renewable Energy Group using microbes to produce biodiesel from crop waste that was recently extended […]

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Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

November 3, 2017 |

In India, a new low-cost method for producing biofuels using crude glycerol was developed thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The team used the algal based crude glycerol, which is a low-cost organic carbon source and the main by-product of the biodiesel production process as a main feedstock for microalgae cultivation […]

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IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

November 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, Japan’s IHI is seeking to have commercial microalgae-to-aviation fuel technology ready in time to supply the 2020 Tokyo Olympics so is preparing a large-scale trial in conjunction with Siam Cement Group at SCG’s land in Saraburi Province in central Thailand. The project aims to scale up technology developed by Japan’s New Energy Industrial […]

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Penn State researchers look at to giant clam for clues to algae biofuel production

Penn State researchers look at to giant clam for clues to algae biofuel production

November 2, 2017 |

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State are investigating the role of giant clams as “solar transformers” because they are capable of absorbing bright sunlight at a very high rate and scattering it over a large surface area. When the light is distributed evenly among the thick layer of algae living inside the clam, the algae […]

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Using CO2 for microalgae and biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering’s algae overview

Using CO2 for microalgae and biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering’s algae overview

October 27, 2017 |

MicroBio Engineering is a consulting and engineering firm specializing in the design and construction of algae ponds for wastewater reclamation, biofuel production, microalgae feeds and specialty products. Their clients? mainly Fortune 100 firms in industries such as water, petroleum, aviation, and agriculture. Expertise?  It extends from fundamental laboratory research through large-scale system engineering. We provide full […]

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