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Algae fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

Algae fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

August 26, 2015 |

What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve it? You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae and now, in 2015’s Summer of Where Are the Gallons?  — “Gee, I wonder what happened to all those algae technologies that were going to fuel […]

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Algae at the Energy Department: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE algae program

Algae at the Energy Department: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE algae program

August 26, 2015 |

The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Algae Program is carrying out a long-term applied research and development (R&D) strategy to increase the yields and lower the costs of algal biofuels by working with partners to develop new technologies, to integrate technologies at commercially-relevant scales, and conduct crosscutting analyses to understand the potential and challenges of an […]

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DENSO to build large microalgae testing center

DENSO to build large microalgae testing center

August 19, 2015 |

In Japan, DENSO Corporation announced that it will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea, an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO that is used to help reduce CO2 emissions. The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan and will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish […]

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Obama’s Clean Power Plan: A “Huge Win for Algae”

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: A “Huge Win for Algae”

August 4, 2015 |

The EPA finalizes its rule for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and includes strong support for “carbon capture and use”. In Washington, the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan has been hailed by the Algae Biomass Organization and other sections of the advanced bioeconomy as a “huge win for algae” with its OK for carbon capture and […]

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UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

August 3, 2015 |

In the UK, the country´s first commercial seaweed farm will be set up off the Scottish coast neary Argyll in hopes of supplying a future biofuel industry. The one hectare farm will produce up to 24 metric tons of seaweed annually and will first be used as a demonstration site. Brown and red varieties of […]

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Algae Biomass Organization calls EPA’s RFS proposal a “first step toward restoring the investment climate for advanced biofuels,” but says distribution must not be limited by administrative barriers, obligated party intransigence

Algae Biomass Organization calls EPA’s RFS proposal a “first step toward restoring the investment climate for advanced biofuels,” but says distribution must not be limited by administrative barriers, obligated party intransigence

August 2, 2015 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization added its voice to comments on the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard proposal for 2014-2016. We highlighted commentary from other parties here. Matt Carr, executive director of the Algae Biomass Organization, writes: EPA’s proposed RVOs for 2014-2016 represent a significant improvement over the prior notice of proposed rule-making released in […]

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Algae.Tec fuels technology arrives for install at monster Reliance refinery in India

Algae.Tec fuels technology arrives for install at monster Reliance refinery in India

July 30, 2015 |

In Australia,  Algae.Tec has shipped 7 containers of equipment, including photobioreactor modules and solar light units, on schedule and received in Jamnagar, India for installation within the world’s largest oil refinery, owned and operated by Reliance Industries. Ground works, equipment erection and plant construction are well underway with commissioning of the plant to be completed […]

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Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

Shampoo, New and Improved! BASF and Solazyme Launch the First Commercial Microalgae-Derived Betaine Surfactant

July 29, 2015 |

In California, BASF and Solazyme have launched of the first commercial surfactant derived from microalgae oil, a high performance algal betaine for use in home and personal care applications. Generally speaking, surfactants, which are the “lifting agents,” if you will, that power the work of detergents and shampoos, are made from C12 to C14 medium […]

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Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

Algae Biomass Organization Hails Carbon Use provision in Senate Energy Legislation 

July 29, 2015 |

In Washington, The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the algae industry, hailed language included in the energy reform package released last Wednesday by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee that would prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy program. The Energy Policy Modernization Act […]

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RIP, Aurora Algae: Algae and the Never-Never

RIP, Aurora Algae: Algae and the Never-Never

July 22, 2015 |

Where did the once VC-heralded algae venture go off the tracks?’ They’re selling off the Aurora Algae lab equipment in California’s East Bay — specifically hgpauction.com is, and a good source reports that the company sold off the Texas-based land upon which  their first commercial project was aiming to build. Here is a link to sale […]

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