Tag: algae

Algae fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

Algae fuels, the Earth Room Problem, and Osmotic Shock Around the Clock

August 26, 2015 |

What is the Earth Room Problem and how is osmotic shock helping us to solve it? You may have wondered to yourself — at some point between 2009’s Summer of Algae and now, in 2015’s Summer of Where Are the Gallons?  — “Gee, I wonder what happened to all those algae technologies that were going to fuel […]

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Algae at the Energy Department: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE algae program

Algae at the Energy Department: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the DOE algae program

August 26, 2015 |

The Bioenergy Technologies Office’s (BETO’s) Algae Program is carrying out a long-term applied research and development (R&D) strategy to increase the yields and lower the costs of algal biofuels by working with partners to develop new technologies, to integrate technologies at commercially-relevant scales, and conduct crosscutting analyses to understand the potential and challenges of an […]

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Obama’s Clean Power Plan: A “Huge Win for Algae”

Obama’s Clean Power Plan: A “Huge Win for Algae”

August 4, 2015 |

The EPA finalizes its rule for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and includes strong support for “carbon capture and use”. In Washington, the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan has been hailed by the Algae Biomass Organization and other sections of the advanced bioeconomy as a “huge win for algae” with its OK for carbon capture and […]

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Algenol: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

Algenol: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

August 4, 2015 |

Founded in 2006, Algenol converts CO2 from industrial emitters into transportation fuels through its “Direct-to-Ethanol” process. Algenol uses unique micro algae that secrete ethanol, when fed CO2 — and produces gasoline, diesel and jet fuel as well, 144 gallons of fuels per metric ton of CO2. Algenol has recently commenced initial operations of a pilot commercial module […]

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UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

August 3, 2015 |

In the UK, the country´s first commercial seaweed farm will be set up off the Scottish coast neary Argyll in hopes of supplying a future biofuel industry. The one hectare farm will produce up to 24 metric tons of seaweed annually and will first be used as a demonstration site. Brown and red varieties of […]

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Cellana: The 2015 8-Slide Guide

Cellana: The 2015 8-Slide Guide

July 14, 2015 |

Cellana’s patented ALDUO system enables economic, sustainable, and consistent production of photosynthetic, non-GMO algae at industrial scale. Cellana intends to construct and operate commercial facilities to produce these products as integrated algae-based biorefineries. To date, over $100 million has been invested in developing Cellana’s algae strains, patented and proprietary production technologies, and its Kona Demonstration […]

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What’s up with Algae now? 

What’s up with Algae now? 

July 9, 2015 |

Six years after 2009’s “summer of algae”, we look at who’s doing what now, as the industry diversifies heavily into nutraceuticals in search of sustaining product revenue. 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? Algae, algae, algae —  biofuels made from and by the littleist creatures in the […]

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DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the […]

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Manchin, Heitkamp launch bill in US Senate to prioritize carbon utilization technologies

Manchin, Heitkamp launch bill in US Senate to prioritize carbon utilization technologies

May 18, 2015 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization applauded new legislation offered by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy program. The bill (S. 1282) would add “Improving the conversion, use, and storage of CO2 produced from fossil […]

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SCHOTT unveils improved photobioreactors for algae production

SCHOTT unveils improved photobioreactors for algae production

May 4, 2015 |

In New York state, SCHOTT North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors (PBRs) increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company. For the first time, SCHOTT’s round glass tubes were retrofitted with oval tubes […]

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