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Back to the Future All Over Again: ExxonMobil targets algae fuels at scale by 2025, as oil prices rise

Back to the Future All Over Again: ExxonMobil targets algae fuels at scale by 2025, as oil prices rise

May 24, 2018 |

So, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. With that, it feels like the circle has turned again. Which is to say, West Texas Intermediate has reached $70.68, […]

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Algae is on a roll in Congress

Algae is on a roll in Congress

May 19, 2018 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization said that supporters of algae are putting their imprint on policy with several big moves in the first few months of 2018. The February spending deal came together as one of the winners with the algae industry’s long-time interests in carbon capture and use. The agreement included a provision to […]

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Researchers find a way to increase biofuel from algae by 30%

Researchers find a way to increase biofuel from algae by 30%

May 18, 2018 |

In India, a team of 14 scientists from Korea, Spain, and India found a way to increase biofuel from algae by 30% by unearthing a “gatekeeper” that regulates biofuel yields in algae. “This metabolic gatekeeper in algae is akin to what Heimdall does in the Avengers, regulating who enters Asgard,” said Rishiram Ramanan, the lead […]

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Finnish researchers develop method to produce biohydrogen through algae photosynthesis

Finnish researchers develop method to produce biohydrogen through algae photosynthesis

May 3, 2018 |

In Finland, a research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen through the photosynthesis of green algae that function as cell factories. The researchers at the University of Turku decided to apply the knowledge retrieved from the basic research on […]

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Hawaii investing $1.5 million in upscaling papaya-to-algae technology

Hawaii investing $1.5 million in upscaling papaya-to-algae technology

May 1, 2018 |

In Hawaii, the Hawaii Herald-Tribune reports that a new $1.5 million program from the state’s Agribusiness Development Corp. is under development to produce algae from food waste with an eye on spoiled papaya. The project would scale up successful work done at lab scale in a test tube by the Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center […]

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CSU gets $500,000 funding for ocean macroalgae biofuel project

CSU gets $500,000 funding for ocean macroalgae biofuel project

April 16, 2018 |

In Colorado, Colorado State University project to grow and harvest ocean macroalgae for biofuel production has received support from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). ARPA-E has poured over $22 million into their Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER) program, with the aim of establishing the U.S. as a leader in […]

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Algility: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to algae as a new crop and technology platform

Algility: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to algae as a new crop and technology platform

March 15, 2018 |

Algae has been reinvented in recent years as a Sustainable New Crop for Food, Feed, Fuel and other products. Part of an international effort to expand Agricultural Production and productive land, and keeping key nutrients on the farm while restoring soil, algae is seen as a technology platform leading to job creation, benefits for the rural economy […]

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Leveraging the Power of Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

Leveraging the Power of Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

March 12, 2018 |

Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple sectors: AgTech, natural food colorants, biofertilizer biostimulants, human and animal food […]

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It’s all about sex with algae research

It’s all about sex with algae research

March 11, 2018 |

In Missouri, researchers from Donald Danforth Plant Science Center studied the earliest stages the evolution of male and female sexes in a group of freshwater photosynthetic protists called volvocine green algae, which could have implications for breeding algae for biofuel applications. James Umen, Ph.D., a member of the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Institute for Renewable Fuels and […]

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ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announce next phase in joint algae biofuel research program

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics announce next phase in joint algae biofuel research program

March 6, 2018 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced a new phase in their joint algae biofuel research program that could lead to the technical ability to produce 10,000 barrels of algae biofuel per day by 2025. The new phase of research includes an outdoor field study that will grow naturally occurring algae in several contained […]

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