Tag: algae

Jersey looks to biofuels to solve algae plague

Jersey looks to biofuels to solve algae plague

July 10, 2019 |

In the UK, a new report from the Jersey government shows that sea lettuce and other species of macroalgae that plague the island’s waters and shores every summer are among those that are ideal for producing ethanol and biogas due to their high levels of sugars. Getting technology to scale in order to rid the […]

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Japanese researchers develop new way to harvest energy from algae

Japanese researchers develop new way to harvest energy from algae

July 8, 2019 |

In Japan, a team at the University of Tsukuba introduced a new procedure of harvesting energy and organic molecules from algae using nanoporous graphene and porous graphene foams. By developing a reusable system that can evaporate water at high rate without the need for centrifugation or squeezing. This research has a great potential for the […]

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Bipartisan ‘Financing Our Energy Future Act’ could help algae markets

Bipartisan ‘Financing Our Energy Future Act’ could help algae markets

June 30, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the Algae Biomass Organization is supporting legislation, like the Financing Our Energy Future Act re-introduced earlier this month by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) that can level the playing field for algae companies that don’t currently qualify for many […]

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Algal biomass as a potential ingredient in cattle feed

Algal biomass as a potential ingredient in cattle feed

June 2, 2019 |

In Nebraska, researchers at the University of Nebraska conducted a study evaluating the effects of feeding condensed algal residue solubles (CARS; available in 2019 in Blair, NE area) to finishing cattle for 100 days. The feedstuff CARS demonstrated to be a safe feed ingredient in cattle diets. Feeding CARS to finishing cattle improved F:G as […]

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EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

EERE’s SBIR Selects Bioenergy Phase I Innovation Projects

May 26, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., nine EERE technology offices will fund awards under 12 topics including three for the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The three bioenergy topic areas are: (1) Cell-Free Biochemical Platforms to Optimize Biomass Carbon Conversion Efficiency, (2) Reshaping Plastic Design and Degradation, and (3) Algae Engineering Incubator. Cell-free projects support BETO’s interest in using […]

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Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

Wisconsin students look to lake to create algae collection system

May 21, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, undergraduate researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Stout looked into creating a prototype of an algae collection system. Using a pump, the system would take in water from Lake Menomin. The water would go through an electro-coagulator that would create bubbles to push the algae to the top of a collection box. The algae […]

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Using dairy wastewater as algae feedstock for biodiesel production

Using dairy wastewater as algae feedstock for biodiesel production

May 19, 2019 |

In India, in their attempts to find a low cost and eco-friendly process for production of biodiesel from biowaste, researchers at Shoolini University’s School of Biotechnology are working on biodiesel derived from a microalgae species, Chlorella pyrenoidosa utilizing dairy wastewater as natural feedstock for the algae. Shoolini University, Dean of Research & Development, Dr. Sourabh […]

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Antarctic algae, alternative photosynthesis and art

Antarctic algae, alternative photosynthesis and art

April 7, 2019 |

In Florida, Miami University microbiologists Rachael Morgan-Kiss and Xin Wang received a $750,000 grant from the Department of Energy to research how Antarctic algae use an alternative pathway during photosynthesis. This pathway helps the algae to survive different environmental conditions such as light stress, high salinity and extremely low temperatures. Photosynthetic microbes such as algae […]

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Algaia attracts more algae investment

Algaia attracts more algae investment

March 31, 2019 |

In France, AgTech firm Sapec is acquiring a 31% stake in Algaia, S.A.’s algae-based business and “strengthening its shareholding structure.” Algaia owns a novel and proprietary technology allowing the Biorefinery of brown algae not only into Alginates but also in other valuable compounds such as Biostimulants for the crop nutrition industry. Algaia is a global […]

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The Next Chapter for Algae

The Next Chapter for Algae

March 27, 2019 |

The Farm Bill of 2018 recognizes algae as a crop for the first time. Will we be bold enough to treat it like one? By Dr. Rebecca White, Vice President of Operations, iWi (Qualitas Health, Inc.) Special to The Digest This Wednesday marks a major milestone in the history of the American algae industry: the […]

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