Tag: algae

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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Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

Algae-fueled BIQ building in Germany a great success

August 11, 2014 |

In Germany, a building running on algae fuel has been operating for over a year and residents inside say they are happy and that energy performance is great. The Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building runs on the heat produced by photosynthesis and algae biomass which is harvested and dried. A prototype building, BIQ is being […]

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The Origin of Sex

The Origin of Sex

July 22, 2014 |

Algae researchers think they may have discovered a trigger that establishes gender, and sexual reproduction. We humans experience asexual cellular division, or mitosis, though we rarely write songs or poetry in celebration of it. Our earliest life experience reflects that process, as two cells become four, and four become eight. As multicellular organisms, however — and […]

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ABO’s Summer of Algae 2014 celebrates successes in Washington, across the US

ABO’s Summer of Algae 2014 celebrates successes in Washington, across the US

July 21, 2014 |

In Washington, ABO has announced several successes in its Summer of Algae 2014 push. Sapphire Energy has announced a partnership with Sinopec in China to develop algae-derived fuels in one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This international announcement came on the heels of new from two more ABO members: Cellana inked a partnership with […]

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Cellana lands milestone $3.5M DOE algae grant

Cellana lands milestone $3.5M DOE algae grant

July 17, 2014 |

  In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced today $3.5 million for an algae project aimed at accelerating the development of sustainable, affordable algal biofuels. This research project supports the Department’s goal of producing 2,500 gallons of algal biofuel feedstock per acre per year by 2018, an important milestone toward reducing the cost of […]

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10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

July 15, 2014 |

Are your biotechnologies run down, listless? Do they poop out at pitch meetings? Are they unpopular? The answer to your problems may well be in this list — in the technologies that eliminate the waste that comes from biorefining itself? Making industrial biotech more efficient, transformative and sustainable. So, join the happy peppy people following our 10 […]

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