Tag: algae

WSU researchers develop better, faster way to grow algae

WSU researchers develop better, faster way to grow algae

July 24, 2017 |

In Washington state, Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Their work was reported in the journal Algal Research. The researchers developed a unique biofilm reactor that recycles gasses and uses less […]

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University of Dayton researchers seek to reduce algae’s limitations

University of Dayton researchers seek to reduce algae’s limitations

July 13, 2017 |

In Ohio, researchers at the University of Dayton Research Institute are addressing algae’s vulnerability to fluctuations in weather and temperature, limiting commercial growers and researchers in their selection of growing systems and locations. “Our goal was to design and build an economical and efficient system that could be transported anywhere, easily assembled and operate in […]

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DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

DOE awards $8 million to three projects aimed at reducing costs for algae biomaterials

July 12, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the selection of three projects to receive up to $8 million, aimed at reducing the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms and cultures. They will also deliver biology-focused breakthroughs while enabling […]

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Clearas Water bags contract to produce algae from Utah municipal wastewater

Clearas Water bags contract to produce algae from Utah municipal wastewater

July 3, 2017 |

In Utah, Montana-based Clearas Water has secured a contract to upscale its wastewater treatment process through algae farming, called the Advanced Biological Nutrient Recovery system, at a Utah municipality that will process 4 million gallons of wastewater per day. The company’s current demonstration facility in Missoula processes 15,000 gallons of wastewater per day. It says […]

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From Coal-fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to capturing flue gas via microalgae

From Coal-fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to capturing flue gas via microalgae

June 29, 2017 |

A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with two microalgae CO2 utilization and mitigation options. First, biogas production to replace coal for maximum CO2 mitigation, and second, commodity animal feeds production for maximum economic benefit. A secondary objective […]

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Algae DHA: a fix for odor, taste and cost is on the way for the Gross Dose.

Algae DHA: a fix for odor, taste and cost is on the way for the Gross Dose.

June 28, 2017 |

Omega-3s are a great thing, but here’s the bottom line: the current applications stink. Not as in, they-don’t-work. We mean, literally. Check out this comment at drpermutter.com. I’ve been taking two tabs/day of a fish oil concentrate containing 500mg DHA and 250mg EPA. After my wife complained about my body odor I cut back to […]

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Algae DHA: a fix for odor, taste and cost is on the way for the Gross Dose.

Algae DHA: a fix for odor, taste and cost is on the way for the Gross Dose.

June 28, 2017 |

Omega-3s are a great thing, but here’s the bottom line: the current applications stink. Not as in, they-don’t-work. We mean, literally. Check out this comment at drpermutter.com. I’ve been taking two tabs/day of a fish oil concentrate containing 500mg DHA and 250mg EPA. After my wife complained about my body odor I cut back to […]

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Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-based CO2 sequestration

Capturing CO2: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algae-based CO2 sequestration

June 28, 2017 |

The DOE completed an illuminating workshop on Carbon Capture and Sequestration with relation to algae-based technologies, and The Digest has prepared a selection of key slides presented by AquaFiber, Pacific Northwest National Lab, University of South Florida, Algenol, Montana State University, University of Toledo, NREL, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and RTI.

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From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

From sun to pump: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel

June 20, 2017 |

Arizona State’s Wim Vermaas gave this illuminating overview of Direct Photosynthetic Production of Biodiesel by Decoupled Cyanobacteria at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to algae for co-products and energy

Algae’s PACE: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to algae for co-products and energy

June 20, 2017 |

Los Alamos National Lab’s Dick Sayre gave this illuminating overview of the PACE project for Producing Algae for Co-Products and Energy at the 2017 DOE Project Peer Review sessions.

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