Tag: algae

DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

DOE announces $15 million to reduce costs of algae biofuel production

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, DOE announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. These projects will develop highly productive algal cultivation systems and couple those systems with effective, energy-efficient, and low-cost harvest and processing technologies. This funding will advance the […]

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Scientists in Cologne develop a more cost-efficient method to cultivate algae

Scientists in Cologne develop a more cost-efficient method to cultivate algae

July 17, 2016 |

In Germany, Professor Michael Melkonian and a team from the University of Cologne have developed a new method that could make the production of algae easier – and hence reduce the costs of the products based on this material. Their findings are published in the journal Trends in Biotechnology. The “Porous Substrate Bioreactor” (PSBR), also […]

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Algae biofuel technology transferred to Zimbabwe

Algae biofuel technology transferred to Zimbabwe

June 30, 2016 |

In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The university is using photoreactors to grow the algae for later processing. Algae is being promoted as a quicker and better alternative to jatropha because it requires only 24 days to […]

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Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

Feedstock for the Advanced Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

June 30, 2016 |

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Turn and Face the Strange: The new Algae makes a Bowiesque pivot into new markets

Turn and Face the Strange: The new Algae makes a Bowiesque pivot into new markets

June 30, 2016 |

What are our tiny green friends doing to earn their living, now? 2009 – that was the Summer of Algae. It seemed like every venture forming had algae somewhere in its sights. The ventures were bold in their vision — renewable fuels, proving protein for a hungry world, and recycling CO2, re-using land that had […]

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Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas team on algae from ag wastewater

Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas team on algae from ag wastewater

June 2, 2016 |

In New York state, Rochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. Researchers are running a three-month pilot program at Synergy Biogas, a high-tech anaerobic digester located on Synergy Farms in Covington, N.Y, to grow microalgae on digested biomass. Microalgae will consume […]

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Welsh researchers trialing new algae farm method

Welsh researchers trialing new algae farm method

May 17, 2016 |

In the UK, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council has funded a new seaweed farm in Pembroke Dock so marine biologists from Swansea University follow in the footsteps of other projects in Ireland and Scotland with an original farm design that is unique in the UK. A Durham University-led consortium has developed the design […]

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Cutting out the middlefish: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

Cutting out the middlefish: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana

May 10, 2016 |

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TerraVia launches AlgaPrime DHA with Bunge, sustainable specialty feed ingredient for the aquaculture market

TerraVia launches AlgaPrime DHA with Bunge, sustainable specialty feed ingredient for the aquaculture market

May 8, 2016 |

In California, TerraVia reported total revenue of $10.9mn, down from consensus estimates $11.9mn, respectively. The ~13.6% y/y decrease was primarily the impact of strategic refocusing of the business, which led to a subsequent de-emphasis on revenue derived from industrial applications. Cowen & Company’s Jeffrey Osborne wrote: “[TerraVia] provided more insight into its transition into a Food, […]

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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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