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Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

April 26, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme’s oils have been instrumental in creating the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard. Solazyme supplied its innovative algal oil to scientists at UC San Diego, who in turn used these sustainable oils to create an algae-based surfboard. The surfboard was publicly unveiled and presented to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer just before Earth […]

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Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

April 21, 2015 |

In Texas, in one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorus from wastewater. The findings, which […]

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NSF awards University of Toledo almost $200,000 for algae research

NSF awards University of Toledo almost $200,000 for algae research

April 1, 2015 |

In Ohio, the National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Toledo $199,997 for improving and demonstrating the recovery of algal biomass from dilute growth cultures with minimal cost and energy input. This project has the potential to lead to economical use of alternative fuels derived from algal biomass. The lack of low-cost technologies for […]

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Algae.Tec to expand Georgia algae production facility

Algae.Tec to expand Georgia algae production facility

March 30, 2015 |

In Georgia, following successful algae growth trials, Algae.Tec has commenced the expansion of its development and manufacturing facilities in Cumming, Georgia and the building of an initial small scale plant for the production of algae for the nutraceutical market. On completion, scheduled to be within 6 months, it is expected that this initial plant will […]

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The Algae Whisperer

The Algae Whisperer

March 24, 2015 |

A new project aims to capture atmospheric CO2, affordably, using traits and techniques known to algae for millenia. “CO2, CO2 everywhere, not a kilo to have,” remarks Dr. John Benemann, as The Digest checks in with the renowned Dr. kNOw and his colleague in a new project, Dr. Michael Huesemann of PNNL. Huesemann is a […]

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BioProcess Algae: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

BioProcess Algae: Biofuels Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

March 19, 2015 |

BPA designs, builds, and operates commercial scale Grower Harvester bioreactors that enable efficient conversion of light and CO2 into high value microbial feedstock. BioProcess Algae LLC is based in Omaha, Neb. and is currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Inc. ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa. Grower Harvester bioreactors installed in Shenandoah are tied directly […]

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Algae: price competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, survey finds

Algae: price competitive with fossil fuels by 2020, survey finds

March 13, 2015 |

The Algae Biomass Organization’s 2015 Industry Survey was conducted in January and February, 2015 through an electronic questionnaire sent via email to ABO’s 7,000+ contact list. The survey asked for opinion and projections on the industry’s growth, barriers to advancement, and policy priorities through 2020. According to ABO, there are three key takeaways from the […]

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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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