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Cheaper algae for biofuels seen from new CO2 delivery method: research

Cheaper algae for biofuels seen from new CO2 delivery method: research

January 31, 2016 |

In Australia, chemical and biomolecular engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel. Carbon dioxide is well known to speed up the growth of microalgae. Published in the research journal, Energy and […]

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Drexel University researchers see opportunity in algae for wastewater treatment facilities

Drexel University researchers see opportunity in algae for wastewater treatment facilities

January 27, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, a blob of algae scooped from a fountain on South Street almost two years ago, has seeded a crop of the green stuff that Drexel University researchers claim is more effective at treating wastewater than many of the processes employed in municipal facilities today. The algae is a functional ingredient of a bioreactor […]

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Australian researchers develop new way to deliver CO2 to microalgae

Australian researchers develop new way to deliver CO2 to microalgae

January 25, 2016 |

In Australia, chemical and biomolecular engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel. Carbon dioxide is well known to speed up the growth of microalgae. However, the carbon dioxide has to be free […]

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Solazyme chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

Solazyme chops Roquette (again) in the Great Algae Flour Fight

December 27, 2015 |

After the bizarre attempted heist detailed in The Great Algae Robbery, Roquette tries the US courts but comes up short, in its quest to get a hold of Solazyme’s algae tech. On a slow news day just before Christmas, those of us on the industrial biotechnology beat have no need to stop by the firehouse to […]

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Turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility in Southern California available

Turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility in Southern California available

December 27, 2015 |

In California, the National Algae Association highlighted the availability of a “turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility” located 10 miles inland in North San Diego County. According to NAA, the farm covers 4 acres and can be expanded to 6 acres if desired (the land is on a 10 year lease than can be extended). Currently 20 […]

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PKN Orlen to test algae production for biocomponents

PKN Orlen to test algae production for biocomponents

December 21, 2015 |

In Poland, PKN Orlen has teamed with universities in Szczecin and Olsztyn to trial a mobile experimental station to produce algae for biodiesel production at its production plant in Płock using carbon-dioxide-rich gas coming from one of the refiner installations and post-production water. The universities will be involved in helping to choose the appropriate algae […]

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DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

December 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2).” This FOA will support projects to develop technologies that are likely to succeed in […]

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BioTork Announces algae-based vegan alternative to Fish Oil

BioTork Announces algae-based vegan alternative to Fish Oil

December 13, 2015 |

In Florida, BioTork has created a sustainable, GMO-free, vegan omega-3 oil produced from algae. This omega-3 oil will be launched in the nutraceutical, feed and food industries worldwide as a direct replacement to fish oil. BioTork’s product is naturally evolved, not genetically modified, and therefore does not carry the GMO label.  BioTork’s omega-3 oil is […]

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PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

PNNL teams with Marine BioEnergy and Scripps on macroalgae biodiesel

December 1, 2015 |

In California, biofuel to run cars and generators could come from large swaths of seaweed grown in the open ocean. That’s the vision of a new project being led by Marine BioEnergy, Inc., in collaboration with PNNL and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. Marine BioEnergy has proposed a patented […]

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Living Ink Technologies takes its algae-based time-lapse ink to Kickstarter

Living Ink Technologies takes its algae-based time-lapse ink to Kickstarter

November 29, 2015 |

In Colorado, Living Ink Technologies is releasing the world’s first time-lapse ink on Kickstarter this week. Living Ink is a patent-pending time-lapse ink that grows when exposed to light, based on sustainable algae. “Imagine receiving a greeting card in the mail that says, “Happy Birthday” and the next day a cake appears, and on the […]

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