Tag: algae

Navy’s bad ass reputation appears safe using algae, according to the Daily Show

Navy’s bad ass reputation appears safe using algae, according to the Daily Show

December 7, 2016 |

In Washington, you know the Navy’s attempt to transition to a green fleet with algae-based biofuels has really hit mainstream when it is profiled on the Daily Show. Even the Secretary of the Navy got front and center with the comedy news show’s reporter during the interview where myths were dispelled about the switch to […]

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Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

Algae food/fuel mix is best fit for food-energy-water-land-climate-resource tradeoffs: Report

December 4, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, researchers affiliated with the Marine Algal Industrialization Consortium, publishing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, have found that the adoption of algae food & fuel coproduction can enable significant emissions reductions. The researchers also identify potential large-scale water savings through the displacement off water intensive crops. The paper presents a comprehensive evaluation of […]

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Mexican researchers integrating solar power into algae biodiesel production

Mexican researchers integrating solar power into algae biodiesel production

November 17, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the CICESE in Ensenada have developed a prototype biodiesel facility using microalgae as feedstock and solar power to power the growth, not just in photoreactors during the day but also stored so that they can continue to produce at night, allowing for a 24-hour production cycle. Doing so is meant to […]

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Cellana, PIVEG ink algae commercial development deal for algae Omega-3s and more

Cellana, PIVEG ink algae commercial development deal for algae Omega-3s and more

November 3, 2016 |

At ABLC Next in California, Cellana and PIVEG announced a letter of intent for the joint development and commercialization of Omega-3 oils and other high-value applications from algae biomass. Initially, Cellana will supply PIVEG with material from its Kona Demonstration Facility, and PIVEG will utilize its existing processing equipment and facilities in Central Mexico, while […]

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More algae, more animal feed: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Cornell Marine Algal Biofuels Consortium

More algae, more animal feed: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to the Cornell Marine Algal Biofuels Consortium

October 25, 2016 |

The Cornell Marine Algal Biofuels Consortium includes Cornell, Duke, Cellana, SOEST, San Francisco State, the University of Nordland, the University of Southern Mississippi, GIFAS and the Sahara Forest Project. The overall project aimed for productivity of 1,500 gal/acre/yr algal oil by Q4 2014 and productivity of 2,500 gal/acre/yr algal oil by Q4 2018. The goal? […]

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Growing algae faster, better, cheaper: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s algae biomass project

Growing algae faster, better, cheaper: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s algae biomass project

October 24, 2016 |

Since 2013, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has had an Algae Biomass project underway, under the direction of Dr. Phil Pienkos, aimed at “reducing algal biofuel production cost by developing advanced process options for the conversion of algal biomass into biofuels and bioproducts based on the three major biomass components: lipids, carbohydrates, and proteins. Here’s […]

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A bridge from city to country made of algae: An Algae Biomass Summit preview

A bridge from city to country made of algae: An Algae Biomass Summit preview

October 23, 2016 |

In Arizona this week, the Algae Biomass Summit kicks off — the industry’s largest and most glamorous get-together — and it affords us all an opportunity to measure algae’s progress and prospects. It was almost nine years ago that the Algae Biomass Organization debuted at high tide for biofuels, hailed as a wonder crop by […]

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New hope for algae biofuels via carbon storage breakthrough: researchers

New hope for algae biofuels via carbon storage breakthrough: researchers

October 22, 2016 |

In Missouri, James Umen, Ph.D., associate member at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. Umen and his team found the oil-accumulating mutation in Chlamydomonas, called vip1-1, while investigating how two conserved signaling systems interact with one another. One system involves a […]

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Researchers find way to make algae better oil producers

Researchers find way to make algae better oil producers

October 19, 2016 |

In Missouri, researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and colleagues have discovered a way to make algae better oil producers without sacrificing growth. The findings were published September 6, in a paper titled, “Synergism between inositol polyphosphates and TOR kinase signaling in nutrient sensing, growth control and lipid metabolism in Chlamydomonas,” in The […]

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What To Do With Algae

What To Do With Algae

October 19, 2016 |

By Dr. Terry Mazanec, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Some years ago I visited a platinum mine in South Africa. About a mile underground at the end of the maze of tunnels at the ‘minefront’ they excavate about a 1 meter high layer of material to get the 2 cm thick vein that […]

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