Tag: algae

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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Turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility in Southern California available

Turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility in Southern California available

December 27, 2015 |

In California, the National Algae Association highlighted the availability of a “turn-key Microalgae Cultivation Facility” located 10 miles inland in North San Diego County. According to NAA, the farm covers 4 acres and can be expanded to 6 acres if desired (the land is on a 10 year lease than can be extended). Currently 20 […]

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PKN Orlen to test algae production for biocomponents

PKN Orlen to test algae production for biocomponents

December 21, 2015 |

In Poland, PKN Orlen has teamed with universities in Szczecin and Olsztyn to trial a mobile experimental station to produce algae for biodiesel production at its production plant in Płock using carbon-dioxide-rich gas coming from one of the refiner installations and post-production water. The universities will be involved in helping to choose the appropriate algae […]

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DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

DOE announces funding opportunity for algae biomass yield projects

December 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced its intent to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office, a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Advancements in Algal Biomass Yield, Phase 2 (ABY2).” This FOA will support projects to develop technologies that are likely to succeed in […]

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BioTork Announces algae-based vegan alternative to Fish Oil

BioTork Announces algae-based vegan alternative to Fish Oil

December 13, 2015 |

In Florida, BioTork has created a sustainable, GMO-free, vegan omega-3 oil produced from algae. This omega-3 oil will be launched in the nutraceutical, feed and food industries worldwide as a direct replacement to fish oil. BioTork’s product is naturally evolved, not genetically modified, and therefore does not carry the GMO label.  BioTork’s omega-3 oil is […]

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Taiwanese researchers use nanoparticles to produce algae biodiesel

Taiwanese researchers use nanoparticles to produce algae biodiesel

November 23, 2015 |

In Taiwan, researchers at the National Taiwan University have developed a synthetic magnetic nanoparticle that helps to harvest oil from microalgae. The nanoparticles are produced from iron oxide and silicon dioxide, then using an alkaline-based catalyst can produce the biodiesel from the magnetically extracted oil. The new method can extract 97.1 percent of the fats […]

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Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

Algae: 2015, the Year in Review

November 22, 2015 |

By Matt Carr, Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization, special to The Digest The 2015 conference season is coming to a close and a common theme seems to be that the state of the bioeconomy is one of transition. Speaking for the hundreds of innovating companies in the algae industry: We wouldn’t have it any other […]

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DOE awards Duke $5.2 million for marine algae biofuel research

DOE awards Duke $5.2 million for marine algae biofuel research

October 19, 2015 |

In North Carolina, the DOE has awarded Duke University-led Marine Algae Industrialization Consortium $5.2 million to develop ways to make the algae supply chain more economically viable by developing products beyond the oil for biofuels. Nutritional products for livestock, fish and human consumption from algae proteins are among the MAGIC group’s research. Using marine algae […]

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Sandia researchers recycle 2/3 of nitrogen and phosphate in algae cultivation

Sandia researchers recycle 2/3 of nitrogen and phosphate in algae cultivation

October 7, 2015 |

In California, nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have shown they can recycle about two-thirds of those critical nutrients, and aim to raise the recycling rate to close to 100 percent. Recycling nitrogen and phosphate has benefits that go […]

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