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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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Petrobras demonstrating microalgae-based biodiesel technology

Petrobras demonstrating microalgae-based biodiesel technology

February 15, 2018 |

In Brazil, Agencia Brasil reports that Petrobras has been working to develop a microalgae-based biodiesel technology despite its financial troubles and its exit from ethanol. Preliminary results from lab tests by the ANP agency done on the fuel have been positive. A demonstration scale facility in Extremoz, Rio Grande do Norte state has storage tanks […]

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Big Algae chases Omega-3 dominance: DSM, Evonik underway on $200M algae project in Nebraska

Big Algae chases Omega-3 dominance: DSM, Evonik underway on $200M algae project in Nebraska

February 15, 2018 |

DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally been made from wild-caught fish oil. They’re calling it Veramaris — and they’re cutting out the middlefish, more or less, as Cellana CEO Martin […]

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Big Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Veramaris

Big Algae: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Veramaris

February 15, 2018 |

DSM and Evonik have given a name to their joint venture to produce omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae for animal nutrition — something that’s been traditionally been made from wild-caught fish oil. They’re calling it Veramaris — and they’re cutting out the middlefish, more or less, as Cellana CEO Martin […]

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Omani researchers believe wadis could hold key to algae biofuel production

Omani researchers believe wadis could hold key to algae biofuel production

February 8, 2018 |

In Oman, researchers from the Sultan Qaboos University believe the sultanate is ideal for macroalgae production for biofuels in the longer term thanks to a number of suitable wadis. Algae grows naturally in the wadis following rains when nutrients accumulate. By studying the wadis’ different green and blue algae species, they believe some that produce […]

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Euglena using algae-based bio-SPK in power generation trial

Euglena using algae-based bio-SPK in power generation trial

February 1, 2018 |

In Japan, two weeks ago Euglena began testing its algae-based bio-SPK in a power generation facility as part of a trial run schedule to last through June. The company’s pilot facility is expected to come online by October when it will produce about 5 barrels of fuel per day. It believes it can get productions […]

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