Tweet In California, researchers from Bio Architecture Lab published in the journal Nature an alginate monomer transporter they discovered that will help to significantly boost the efficiency of cellulosic ethanol production from brown macroalgaes. Using fermentation, the researchers were able to achieve 83% theoretical yield from the sugars.
Tweet In Saudi Arabia, MENAFN News reports that by 2014, Saudi Arabia will be producing as much as 30,000 tons of algae. According to Jaber Al-Shehri, the Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary of research and agricultural development, this is part of a project that will continue through 2029 at a cost of SR25 million. The project […]
Tweet In Tennessee, researchers at Vanderbilt University have found that when the biological clocks of cyanobacteria were stopped in their daylight setting, the amount of several biomolecules that they were genetically altered to produce increased by as much as 700 percent when grown in constant light. “We have shown that manipulating cyanobacteria’s clock genes can […]
Tweet In Canada, Lumenera is pleased to offer its support to Canada’s next generation of life science researchers by providing high-end digital scientific imaging solutions to 13 year old multiple gold medal winner Mikaela Preston. Mikaela’s award winning project involved research into enhancing Biofuel production through the mixture of multiple algae strains, and she contacted […]
Tweet By Mary Rosenthal Executive Director, Algae Biomass Organization I had the privilege of sitting in the Science, Space, & Technology Committee Room of the Rayburn House Office Building last month for the launch of the new Congressional Algae Caucus with its bi-partisan chairmen, Republican Matt Salmon of Arizona and Democrat Scott Peters of California. […]
Tweet In Pennsylvania, even high school students are now making algae-based biodiesel. Students at Daniel Boone High School in Reading recently presented their research showing the entire production chain of algae-based fuels from growing and harvesting to drying and processing into oil. The kids hope to soon produce enough fuel to run the school’s garden […]
Tweet In the Netherlands, researchers at TU Delft have developed a clever way of finding the fattest and therefore the most suitable examples among all the many species of algae. They will publish their discovery this week in the scientific journal Energy & Environmental Science.
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Tweet In Australia, a researcher from Flinders University has developed a gold and silver nanoparticle light filter, a technique that allows only the light most beneficial to microalgae production to be let through. The technique allows improved development and use of photopigments such as chlorophy