Tag: algae biodiesel

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

Montana State University looking to improve algae-biodiesel production with DOE study

February 18, 2019 |

In Montana, an effort to improve the feasibility of a renewable energy source, Montana State University researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuel from algae. Backed by a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, the research team — which includes scientists from University of Toledo and University of North Carolina […]

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IIT researchers develop algae biodiesel production catalyst using Rajasthan sand

IIT researchers develop algae biodiesel production catalyst using Rajasthan sand

July 11, 2017 |

In India, researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology have created a catalyst for biofuel production from algae using sand from Rajasthan, nickel and cobalt that cuts the price of production to half of that of fossil fuel. Many catalysts use expensive rare materials such as Rhodium that push up the price of production. The […]

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Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

June 26, 2017 |

In Chile, FLS is reporting that researhers at Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses of the Catholic University have found that that algae-based biodiesel can reduce emissions and particulates by up to 80 percent in high-power diesel engines, compared to fossil diesel. The research effort is a partnership with Automotive Mechanics of the Duoc UC,and […]

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Ohio researchers hope to have algae biodiesel profitable in three years

Ohio researchers hope to have algae biodiesel profitable in three years

November 26, 2012 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Toledo are looking for ways to make algae biofuel production economically viable, a feat they say is about three years away. The idea is to co-locate with wastewater streams and are even looking at water run-off from farms that include high levels of nutrients but can be damaging […]

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