Tag: algae

Cellana: The 2015 8-Slide Guide

Cellana: The 2015 8-Slide Guide

July 14, 2015 |

Cellana’s patented ALDUO system enables economic, sustainable, and consistent production of photosynthetic, non-GMO algae at industrial scale. Cellana intends to construct and operate commercial facilities to produce these products as integrated algae-based biorefineries. To date, over $100 million has been invested in developing Cellana’s algae strains, patented and proprietary production technologies, and its Kona Demonstration […]

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What’s up with Algae now? 

What’s up with Algae now? 

July 9, 2015 |

Six years after 2009’s “summer of algae”, we look at who’s doing what now, as the industry diversifies heavily into nutraceuticals in search of sustaining product revenue. 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? Algae, algae, algae —  biofuels made from and by the littleist creatures in the […]

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DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

DOE invests $18M in 6 projects aimed at sub-$5 per gallon algae biofuels by 2019

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department announced six projects that will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This funding supports the development of a bioeconomy that can help create green jobs, spur innovation, improve the […]

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Manchin, Heitkamp launch bill in US Senate to prioritize carbon utilization technologies

Manchin, Heitkamp launch bill in US Senate to prioritize carbon utilization technologies

May 18, 2015 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization applauded new legislation offered by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) to prioritize research and development of carbon utilization technologies under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fossil Energy program. The bill (S. 1282) would add “Improving the conversion, use, and storage of CO2 produced from fossil […]

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SCHOTT unveils improved photobioreactors for algae production

SCHOTT unveils improved photobioreactors for algae production

May 4, 2015 |

In New York state, SCHOTT North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors (PBRs) increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company. For the first time, SCHOTT’s round glass tubes were retrofitted with oval tubes […]

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Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

Radical, dude: world’s first surfboard made from algae

April 26, 2015 |

In California, Solazyme’s oils have been instrumental in creating the world’s first algae-based, sustainable surfboard. Solazyme supplied its innovative algal oil to scientists at UC San Diego, who in turn used these sustainable oils to create an algae-based surfboard. The surfboard was publicly unveiled and presented to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer just before Earth […]

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Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

Rice University scientists get top results from algae municipal wastewater treatment

April 21, 2015 |

In Texas, in one of the first studies to examine the potential for using municipal wastewater as a feedstock for algae-based biofuels, Rice University scientists found they could easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorus from wastewater. The findings, which […]

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North Carolina town gives green light to zoning change for biofuels production

North Carolina town gives green light to zoning change for biofuels production

April 20, 2015 |

In North Carolina, the town of Navassa has put forward a proposal to allow biofuel production in heavy industrial areas and conditionally in light industrial areas. An algae-to-methane project is interested in siting a facility in the town, prompting the change to the zoning ordinance, but strict controls on smokestacks, industrial appearance and other aspects […]

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New Zealand community pushing for bioenergy solutions to red algal blooms

New Zealand community pushing for bioenergy solutions to red algal blooms

March 26, 2015 |

In New Zealand, residents of have formed an environmental watchdog group to find solutions for cleaning up Lake Karapiro that is suffering from red algal blooms. One of the solutions presented to the Waikato Regional Council is to harvest the algae as feedstock for a digester, teaming with Waipa District Council and Mighty River Power […]

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The Algae Whisperer

The Algae Whisperer

March 24, 2015 |

A new project aims to capture atmospheric CO2, affordably, using traits and techniques known to algae for millenia. “CO2, CO2 everywhere, not a kilo to have,” remarks Dr. John Benemann, as The Digest checks in with the renowned Dr. kNOw and his colleague in a new project, Dr. Michael Huesemann of PNNL. Huesemann is a […]

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