Tag: algae

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

Australian researchers find freshwater algae good for aviation biofuel

April 28, 2016 |

In Australia, a native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The multi-disciplinary team including researchers from James Cook University, University of Sydney and Israel’s Ben Gurion University has developed a proof-of-concept process to create high quality renewable biofuel from the […]

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USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

April 13, 2016 |

In Hawaii, at the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith has spent the past 5 years fine-tuning conditions under which Chlorella protothecoides algae can be coaxed into producing oil from discarded papayas and other unmarketable crops or byproducts, like glycerol. The effort […]

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Where’s the algae?

Where’s the algae?

April 12, 2016 |

Good news in the world of algae. This week, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced an amendment  that would provide tax credit support for carbon capture and utilization technologies that enable the conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as advanced biofuels, animal feed, and chemical ingredients. The proposed language would create a new utilization […]

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PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

March 20, 2016 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 is reporting “a technology breakthrough” in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University (MSU).  The technology partnership set out to capture manmade carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas emission (GHG)) and create renewable alternative energy feedstock.  Phase I proved the technology can capture significant amounts of CO2 for high-density algae cultivation […]

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Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

March 15, 2016 |

In France, a hybrid airplane set to run on algae-based biofuels and solar power is set to make its debut flight from Paris to New York in June, making it the first ever carbon-free flight across the Atlantic ocean. About 20% of the power comes just from gliding, while solar will power the plane during […]

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University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

March 10, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a UF/IFAS professor of horticultural sciences, likened a transcription factor’s role in controlling the expression of many genes inside […]

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EPA awards University of Central Florida 3P student design grant for algae technology

EPA awards University of Central Florida 3P student design grant for algae technology

February 25, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $15,000 grant to the University of Central Florida under its National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet to establish and advance fundamentals associated with a ‘waste–products’ vision centered on recycling organic waste to a biofuel. To overcome some of the […]

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Mexican researchers develop model for optimal design of algae biorefineries

Mexican researchers develop model for optimal design of algae biorefineries

February 25, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa developed a mathematical model to determine the optimal design of an algae-based biorefinery where flue gases from different industrial facilities are used as raw materials. The team developed a mixed integer non-linear programming (MINLP) model and applied it to a case study in Mexico. Their model […]

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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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In the EU, LABIOTECH.EU’s “7 Coolest Developments in GreenTech this year.”

In the EU, LABIOTECH.EU’s “7 Coolest Developments in GreenTech this year.”

January 3, 2016 |

LABiotech.Eu named its “7 Coolest Developments in GreenTech this year.” Making the list? #1 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics from Bio-On. #2 Biofuels: Algae for Aerospace, Bacteria for Biodiesel from The University of Munich. #3 Bacteria Lighting up your Streets from Glowee #4. An Alternative Water Source from Aquanos. #5. Growing drugs in Moss from Greenovation. #6 Simris […]

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