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Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

Algae strategies for a healthy “Less sugar, more protein” world

March 4, 2015 |

Yep, it’s time to “lay off the sugar” and get more proteins and veggies in your diet. But how do you handle a surging population, and rising demand for fish. Turns out our one-celled friends, the algae, may come to the rescue. Here’s the why and how. If you’ve been following the newsflow on sugar […]

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The Great Algae Robbery

The Great Algae Robbery

February 27, 2015 |

An arbitration ruling details how Roquette seemingly attempted one of the most brazen intellectual property heists in the history of biotechnology, and almost got away with it. Today, the story of a JV gone wrong, a finding of Roquette misconduct, and a big arbitration award to Solazyme – all over a new way to make flour. On […]

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Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable, drop-in algae biofuels

February 22, 2015 |

Of all the pathways to drop-in algae biofuels, few have remained as promising as hydrothermal algae liquefaction. It may not roll off the tongue, but it might be the most important technology to come along in years. Here’s why. This past week, news has arrived from Colorado that Merrick & Company was engaged by Genifuel Corporation […]

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Singapore researchers using waste biomass for algae harvesting

Singapore researchers using waste biomass for algae harvesting

February 18, 2015 |

In Singapore, waste biomass from fungal fermentation processes could be used to bind to and harvest microalgae being used in other biotechnology applications. A*STAR researchers have successfully demonstrated this procedure with fungal mycelium—the main vegetative part of a fungus such as the tangled mass of underground fibers beneath sprouting mushrooms. The A*STAR team knew that […]

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The 98-picogram weakling: Crop Defense and Algae

The 98-picogram weakling: Crop Defense and Algae

February 18, 2015 |

We now can grow algae, dewater it, harvest it, and process it on an industrial scale into dozens of useful everyday fuels, chemicals, food ingredients and materials. But can we keep it alive? What have we learned about keeping algae safe from predators, competitors, parasites and disease? Poor algae. It’s been programmed by Nature, likes some sports teams […]

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Algenol racks up $65M in new algae-to-fuels investment, from Mexico’s BioFields

Algenol racks up $65M in new algae-to-fuels investment, from Mexico’s BioFields

February 10, 2015 |

Mexico’s BioFields pours in $65 million to commercialize next-gen algae-to-fuels venture In Florida, Algenol, a pioneer in turning CO2 emissions into fuels, announced that it has closed on a new $25 million investment from BioFields, a Mexican business group devoted to the development of renewable and clean energy projects. This new investment follows a previous […]

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$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

$500/BOE Profit from Algae? Yes We Can!

February 9, 2015 |

By Stafford “Doc” Williamson   The Biofuels Digest is a little treasure trove of goodies. I just found one that helps make the case that algae derived biofuels are closer than you think. I mean, economically viable algae-based biofuels. In an article published recently (Jan 12, 2015) in the Biofuels Digest  with the unlikely title […]

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Faster evolution: Researchers find natural gene transfer occuring from algae to sea slugs.

Faster evolution: Researchers find natural gene transfer occuring from algae to sea slugs.

February 4, 2015 |

Sidney K. Pierce, an emeritus professor at University of South Florida and at University of Maryland, College Park, remarks, “There is no way on earth that genes from an alga should work inside an animal cell.” But then they found Elysia chlorotica, an emerald green sea slug whose chromosomes have some genes that come from […]

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution produces biodiesel and jet fuel from algae

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution produces biodiesel and jet fuel from algae

January 29, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, a common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, exploited an unusual […]

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OriginOil teams with Idaho National Laboratory on algae biofuel production

OriginOil teams with Idaho National Laboratory on algae biofuel production

January 28, 2015 |

In Idaho, OriginOil announced that it is collaborating with the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) of the U.S. Department of Energy. A proposed project focuses on development and implementation of novel approaches to improve efficiency in algal biofuel production. Together, OriginOil and INL have submitted a proposal in response to a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) titled […]

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