Tag: algae

Hawaii 5-Oleo: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana’s Kona-based marine microalgae system

Hawaii 5-Oleo: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Cellana’s Kona-based marine microalgae system

January 17, 2017 |

Cellana uses the most productive plants on earth—marine microalgae—to photosynthetically produce its ReNew line of Omega-3 EPA and DHA oils, animal feed, and biofuel feedstocks. Cellana’s patented ALDUO system, a series of photobioreactors coupled with open ponds, enables low-cost, continuous production of diverse strains of microalgae. Since 2009, Cellana has operated its Kona Demonstration Facility, […]

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PNNL leads $6 million Algae DISCOVR Project to streamline species selection

PNNL leads $6 million Algae DISCOVR Project to streamline species selection

January 16, 2017 |

In Washington state, a new, approximately $6-million collaborative project is using a unique climate-simulating laboratory system as part of a new streamlined process to quickly pare down heaps of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for renewable fuels. Discovering which algae species is best suited to make biofuel is no […]

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University of Michigan researchers say diverse mix of algae species will reduce crop failure risk

University of Michigan researchers say diverse mix of algae species will reduce crop failure risk

January 9, 2017 |

In Michigan, when growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a federally funded study by University of Michigan researchers. Algae-derived biocrude oil is being studied as a potential renewable-energy alternative to fossil fuels. U-M ecologist Bradley Cardinale […]

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BETO looks to potentially fund applied research to boost algae biofuel production methods

BETO looks to potentially fund applied research to boost algae biofuel production methods

December 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy arm of the Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) made a Funding Opportunity Announcement that will support an applied research focus on biological variables which contribute most greatly to the modeled minimum fuel selling price of algal biofuels. These biological variables include: biomass productivity; biomass composition […]

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ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

December 18, 2016 |

It may be a sign of the times, a sense of worry that R&D for renewable transport fuels may lose all their popularity under the incoming Trump Administration. Whatever the cause, the biggest set of projects announced in renewable fuels since the days of the Recovery Act have been just announced by the Advanced Research […]

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Maryland’s TEDCO funds 19 technology start ups including algae crude producer

Maryland’s TEDCO funds 19 technology start ups including algae crude producer

December 15, 2016 |

In Maryland, the state’s Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) announced today that 19 companies have received over $1.9 million in funding from the organization’s Seed Investment Fund in the last six months. The funding will be used to advance the companies’ technology and product commercialization efforts. Companies that received investment funding in the last six months […]

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Battelle Unlocks Door, Algae Could Rush In

Battelle Unlocks Door, Algae Could Rush In

December 13, 2016 |

By Stafford “Doc” Williamson Special to The Digest Reported in the Feednavigator.com (Dec. 8, 2016) is news that soymeal has taken a step toward replacing fishmeal as aquaculture feed. The Battelle company, at the behest of the Ohio Soybean Council, has developed a non-fermentation method that instead adds an enzyme to remove oligosaccharides (an “anti-nutritional factor”) from soybean meal […]

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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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