Tag: algae

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution produces biodiesel and jet fuel from algae

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution produces biodiesel and jet fuel from algae

January 29, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, a common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, exploited an unusual […]

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World’s largest oil refinery adds Algenol algae demonstration project

World’s largest oil refinery adds Algenol algae demonstration project

January 26, 2015 |

Reliance Industries taps Algenol, completes algae production system; producing algae from CO2 recycled from industrial processes; could later demonstrate the fuels production capabilities of Algenol’s advanced fuel producing algae and systems.  In India, Algenol and Reliance Industries have successfully deployed India’s first Algenol algae production platform. The demonstration module is located near the Reliance Jamnagar […]

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Spanish researchers patent method to better dehydrate algae using less energy

Spanish researchers patent method to better dehydrate algae using less energy

January 12, 2015 |

In Spain, researchers at the University of Almeria have developed and patented a method to dewater microalgae and reduce the “soup” they live in by as much as a third without boosting the overall energy consumption in the biodiesel’s production lifecycle. Rather than using a centrifuge to dehydrate the microalgae, the process developed is more […]

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Gorilla Sized Opportunity Blindness

Gorilla Sized Opportunity Blindness

January 12, 2015 |

On a recent trading day, (Dec. 26, 2014 to be specific) Western Texas Intermediate closed at $59.45 for Feb. 15, 2015 delivery. At the same time, Gasoline for Jan. 15 delivery closed at US$1.51 (and 54/110ths) per gallon (US gallon). Oddly enough, it wasn’t a scary event to me. Just barely less than a year […]

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Ecuadorian researchers looking at Antarctic algae as biodiesel feedstock

Ecuadorian researchers looking at Antarctic algae as biodiesel feedstock

January 8, 2015 |

In Ecuador, researchers at the Central University of Ecuador are studying species of algae found in Antarctic waters with the hope of someday using them to produce biofuels to power the country’s research facility at Greenwich Antarctic Island. The researchers have determined that algae that are stressed and with limited food produce more vegetable oil […]

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The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

The DOE’s shifting worldview for biofuels deployment, now through 2030

December 28, 2014 |

Feedstock costs and challenges come under the microscope as the DOE reports new data on algae-based feedstocks and terrestrial crops too. Can algae-based biofuels reach full commercial scale by 2030? The Digest investigates. Twice this year, the US DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has issued a revision of its ongoing Multi-Year Program Plan, once this summer […]

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Indian researchers find high-yielding algae in Cochin backwaters

Indian researchers find high-yielding algae in Cochin backwaters

December 25, 2014 |

In India, researchers at the Cochin University of Science and Technology (Cusat) have identified a strain of algae in the Cochin estuary that could provide good yields for biodiesel production, with almost 26% lipids. The challenge will be harvest the yellow-colored algae without them dying.  

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National Algae Association to host algae workshop in January 2015

National Algae Association to host algae workshop in January 2015

December 15, 2014 |

In Louisiana, the National Algae Association will be hosting a workshop on Algae Production and networking from January 22-25 in 2015. The workshop is designed to educate and share information on algae strains, commercial algae production processes, equipment and potential markets on the algae industry. They will be focusing on: Nutraceuticals- Omega 2 EPA/DHA Feeds […]

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UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

UK researchers seek to clean up tin mine using algae

December 8, 2014 |

In the UK, a ground breaking research project by the GW4 Alliance aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the same time. GW4 brings together the South West and Wales’ four leading, research-intensive universities: Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter. Researchers […]

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NREL experimenting with cryogenic preservation of algae

NREL experimenting with cryogenic preservation of algae

November 5, 2014 |

In Colorado, tucked away in darkness and almost dead, algae can emerge from a frigid and foggy environment to live again—and perhaps even become the seeds for a new beginning that can provide biofuel for a clean energy future. At the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and at dozens of other labs nationwide, algae […]

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