Tag: algae

National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

National Algae Association releases scathing critique of DOE, Washington

October 20, 2014 |

In the US, the National Algae Association has begun pushing US algae producers to label their products “Made in the USA” and “USDA Organic” when applicable. In a scathing critique of the Department of Energy, National Laboratories, and Washington D.C., the Association blamed the Department of Energy for “hijacking” the algae product industry and shipping […]

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Where are we with algae biofuels? PART II

Where are we with algae biofuels? PART II

October 14, 2014 |

The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances brought the cost of algae biocrude oil down to $7.50 per gallon.  3 roadblocks remain between today’s cost and $3.00. This is a two-part series. In Part I here, we look first at the breakthroughs that have radically changed the costs and outlook. In Part II today, we […]

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Where are we with algae biofuels?

Where are we with algae biofuels?

October 13, 2014 |

The state of R&D so far. 4 NAABB advances  have brought the cost of algae biocrude oil down to $7.50 per gallon. 3 roadblocks remain between today’s cost and $3.00. In our two-part series, we look first at the breakthroughs that have radically changed the costs and outlook. In Part II, we look at where the opportunities […]

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DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

DOE launches $25M funding opp to overcome two key barriers for algae biofuels

September 30, 2014 |

In California, US Assistant Secretary of Energy David Danielson, addressing the Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego, announced a $25 million funding opportunity announcement, entitled “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts”. The TABB FOA seeks alternative pathways to overcome two of the key barriers to commercializing algal biofuels: the high cost of producing algal biomass and […]

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Algae: Will Bossie Like it?

Algae: Will Bossie Like it?

September 29, 2014 |

Will protein be the Big, Easy app that puts algae technology on the road to awesome? The Digest ruminates. It’s the world’s favorite biobased feedstock, the crop of dreams, and you just can’t find as much as you’d think would be out there. Why, everyone asks? That’s easy. With algae, the most pressing need relates […]

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USU algae and safflower biodiesel helps blow past speed record

USU algae and safflower biodiesel helps blow past speed record

September 11, 2014 |

In Utah, biodiesel made from algae and safflower seeds has been used to blow past a small-engine diesel truck speed record, racing across the Bonneville Salt flats at 135 miles per hour. The fuel, created by researchers at Utah State University, “stacked up” to traditional fuels, according to one of the team’s scientists, Michael Morgan. […]

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Algae Based Biofuel Technical Material Market Report 2014 launches

Algae Based Biofuel Technical Material Market Report 2014 launches

September 3, 2014 |

In Ireland, Research and Markets announced the addition of the “Algae Based Biofuel Technical Material Market Report” report to their offering. The report, according to its authors, provides a technical, analytical and statistical insight into the algae based biofuel market. The market analysis includes volume trends, value trends, price trends, key players, market breakup by […]

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Algae to be used for cattle feed in Australia

Algae to be used for cattle feed in Australia

August 28, 2014 |

In Australia, algae may have a new application: cattle feed. Research sponsored by Meat and Livestock Australia and conducted by the University of Queensland was unveiled last week, debuting an on-farm algae growing prototype in Queensland. Lead researcher Professor Peer Schenk said the farm showed algae could be grown easily in Australian conditions without competing […]

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Aquafuel algae fuel to be used to power electric Grand Prix series

Aquafuel algae fuel to be used to power electric Grand Prix series

August 27, 2014 |

In the UK, Aquafuel’s algae fuel will be used to power the world’s first electric Grand Prix series showcasing zero emission technologies. Formula E’s sustainability manger Julia Pallé told BusinessGreen the championship organizers have signed a deal with U.K. startup Aquafuel to supply generators powered by glycerine, a byproduct of biodiesel that also can be […]

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DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

DOE aims new program to cut cost of algal biofuels and bioproducts by up to 50% by 2019

August 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office said that DOE intends to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA), “Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.” DOE said: “BETO’s 2019 projected state of technology for the cost of algal biofuels is modeled at about $7 per gallon gasoline gallon equivalent, without valuable co-products such as animal feed or […]

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