Tag: algae

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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USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

USDA researchers find algae can produce oil from unmarketable crops

April 13, 2016 |

In Hawaii, at the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith has spent the past 5 years fine-tuning conditions under which Chlorella protothecoides algae can be coaxed into producing oil from discarded papayas and other unmarketable crops or byproducts, like glycerol. The effort […]

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Where’s the algae?

Where’s the algae?

April 12, 2016 |

Good news in the world of algae. This week, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced an amendment  that would provide tax credit support for carbon capture and utilization technologies that enable the conversion of CO2 into valuable products such as advanced biofuels, animal feed, and chemical ingredients. The proposed language would create a new utilization […]

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PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

PHYCO2, MSU “breakthrough” grows algae 24/7 without sunlight

March 20, 2016 |

In Michigan, PHYCO2 is reporting “a technology breakthrough” in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University (MSU).  The technology partnership set out to capture manmade carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas emission (GHG)) and create renewable alternative energy feedstock.  Phase I proved the technology can capture significant amounts of CO2 for high-density algae cultivation […]

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Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

Hybrid airplane to fly on algae and solar power from Paris to New York in June

March 15, 2016 |

In France, a hybrid airplane set to run on algae-based biofuels and solar power is set to make its debut flight from Paris to New York in June, making it the first ever carbon-free flight across the Atlantic ocean. About 20% of the power comes just from gliding, while solar will power the plane during […]

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University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

University of Florida researchers may have found key to algae fuel conversion

March 10, 2016 |

In Florida, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a UF/IFAS professor of horticultural sciences, likened a transcription factor’s role in controlling the expression of many genes inside […]

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