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BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

BDI-BioEnergy spins off subsidiary to commercialize in-house algae technology

October 17, 2017 |

In Austria, BDI-BioEnergy International, so far known for development and construction of biodiesel plants, now takes the first step into implementation of an in-house developed algae technology, together with its subsidiary BDI-BioLife Science GmbH. The Styrian plant manufacturer BDI-BioEnergy International AG is investing roughly 16 million euros in the construction of an industrial plant for […]

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PNNL researchers create continuous thermochemical process for useful biocrude from algae

PNNL researchers create continuous thermochemical process for useful biocrude from algae

October 16, 2017 |

In Washington state, researchers at the U.S. DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a continuous thermochemical process that produces useful biocrude from algae. The process takes just minutes and PNNL is working with a company that has licensed the technology to build a pilot plant using the technology. The first part of the conversion process, hydrothermal […]

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ExxonMobil breaks ground on algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

ExxonMobil breaks ground on algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

October 14, 2017 |

In New Jersey, ExxonMobil broke ground on the expansion of its research facility which will focus on research and development for algae biofuel and carbon capture technologies. It is expected to be completed in 2019 and will include a new engine testing center, a lubricant research and development blend plant, and enhancements to existing facilities […]

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Saudi researchers determine giant fish gut bacteria help to digest algae

Saudi researchers determine giant fish gut bacteria help to digest algae

October 12, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain the basis of surgeonfish diversity, but they may also provide a valuable genetic resource for biofuel research. An international team led by King Abdullah University of Science & […]

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Algae wastewater gets new life as valuable commodity thanks to microbes

Algae wastewater gets new life as valuable commodity thanks to microbes

October 8, 2017 |

In Washington, researchers at Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discovered a method of converting algae biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity. Waste is produced during the first step of converting algae to biofuels via hydrothermal liquefaction. The wastewater is usually hard to process because it has so many different […]

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Where are the algae fuel gallons? Bioreactors on a chip touted as a way forward

Where are the algae fuel gallons? Bioreactors on a chip touted as a way forward

October 5, 2017 |

One of the themes that has been racing around the industry in the past week has been the suggestion that bioreactors on a chip are renewing promises for algal biofuels. A development of interest in algae strain screening tech That hopes have been revived along those lines is not entirely surprising, given that Cornell University […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to High Productivity, Flexible Microalgae

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to High Productivity, Flexible Microalgae

October 5, 2017 |

This week we’ve been looking at major advances in crops and feedstocks and algae is very much in the mix in that respect – the sustainable production of microalgae with high productivity and flexible composition is of special interest and today’s slide deck in The Digest looks at that area. This illuminating presentation comes from […]

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Michigan State researchers to explore use of power plant emissions for algae-based technologies

Michigan State researchers to explore use of power plant emissions for algae-based technologies

September 26, 2017 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists will explore new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and sustainably turn them into valuable products. The research project, funded by a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, unites faculty from the MSU Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the MSU Chemistry Department with […]

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Princeton studies show how algae use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis

Princeton studies show how algae use carbon dioxide for photosynthesis

September 25, 2017 |

In New Jersey, two new studies of green algae have revealed new insights into how these organisms siphon carbon dioxide from the air for use in photosynthesis, a key factor in their ability to grow so quickly. Understanding this process may someday help researchers improve the growth rate of crops such as wheat and rice. […]

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UC Santa Barbara gets $2.1 million ARPA-E grant to research macro-algae

UC Santa Barbara gets $2.1 million ARPA-E grant to research macro-algae

September 20, 2017 |

In California, prolific growth makes giant kelp an excellent candidate to replace corn as a biofuel. While this species naturally grows close to shore, it easily could be farmed in deeper waters. This is the focus of a new project called Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources (MARINER), which seeks to develop offshore kelp farms […]

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