Tag: algae

Euglena begins producing algae and waste oil biojet fuel

Euglena begins producing algae and waste oil biojet fuel

November 4, 2018 |

In Japan, Euglena has completed its new biofuel refinery plant and launched the production of algae and waste oil based biojet fuel and biodiesel in order to achieve their goal of being the first company to provide biofuel for commercial flights in Japan by 2020. The 60 million yen, or about $53 million, facility can […]

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Scientists find a “switch” to increase starch accumulation in algae

Scientists find a “switch” to increase starch accumulation in algae

November 4, 2018 |

In Japan, results from a collaborative study by Tokyo Tech and Tohoku University raise prospects for large-scale production of algae-derived starch after scientists found a “switch” controlling the level of starch content in algae. The study focused on the unicellular red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae and researchers demonstrated that starch content could be dramatically increased in […]

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Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

Colorado State leads $2.1 million DOE project to improve CO2 utilization of algae

October 29, 2018 |

In Colorado, though algal biofuels are a more sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, there remains room to improve the production of the algae used to create them. Researchers at Colorado State University are leading a $2.1 million project that aims to increase algae yield by improving carbon dioxide utilization. The three-year project is part of […]

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University of Michigan researchers lead $2 million DOE algae project

University of Michigan researchers lead $2 million DOE algae project

October 4, 2018 |

In Michigan, with $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy, University of Michigan researchers aim to make the long-touted promise of algae as a biofuel source for diesel engines into a reality. Their goal: create biofuels that work with existing diesel engines and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent, compared with normal diesel […]

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Rutgers researchers discover algae species that could survive climate change

Rutgers researchers discover algae species that could survive climate change

October 2, 2018 |

In New Jersey, green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, according to a Rutgers-led study. These Picochlorum single-celled species of green algae provide clues to how nature can modify genomes, and […]

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MSU researchers harness algae and fungi to create new biofuel system

MSU researchers harness algae and fungi to create new biofuel system

September 26, 2018 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists found a solution using two species of marine algae and soil fungi to enhance oil production and harvest using what many consider sea sludge. The new proof of concept is a biofuel production platform that lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity. The species of alga, Nannochloropsis oceanica, […]

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University of Notre Dame teams with African countries to support Ugandan algae and other renewables

University of Notre Dame teams with African countries to support Ugandan algae and other renewables

September 13, 2018 |

In Michigan, University of Notre Dame with counterparts in Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria are working to bridge the gap through a program called Energy E3 — Empowering Nations to Power Their Nation, with plans underway for an inaugural energy innovation center in Uganda. Energy E3 enables education, engineering design and entrepreneurship by teaching local technicians and engineers […]

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Michigan State researchers boost biofuel production from algae and fungus

Michigan State researchers boost biofuel production from algae and fungus

September 13, 2018 |

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists have found a solution to enhance oil production and harvest using what many consider sea sludge. The new proof of concept, published in Biotechnology for Biofuels, is a biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi. It lowers cultivation and harvesting costs and increases productivity, […]

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Cellana to take algae research commercial in Hawaii

Cellana to take algae research commercial in Hawaii

September 12, 2018 |

In Hawaii, Cellana announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Cellana LLC has signed an Asset Purchase Agreement with Cyanotech© Corporation for the sale of Cellana’s six- acre production and research facility known as the Kona Demonstration Facility (KDF). KDF is located adjacent to Cyanotech’s existing 90-acre site at the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA). […]

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ODU algae research aims to fuel bioeconomy

ODU algae research aims to fuel bioeconomy

August 18, 2018 |

In Virginia, researchers from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University discovered a proprietary process that can make algae applications scalable for commercialization through partnerships with the private sector. The technology involves extracting the proteins from algae in a scalable and inexpensive way to make it viable for industrial use, as […]

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