Tag: algenol

Commercializing algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

Commercializing algae: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenol

March 12, 2017 |

Algenol is a global, industrial biotechnology company that is commercializing its patented algae technology platform for production of ethanol and other biofuels, chemicals and biobased materials. Formed in 2006, and headquartered in Fort Myers, Florida with an R&D facility in Berlin, the company operates in multiple sectors: AgTech, natural food colorants, biofertilizer biostimulants, human and animal food […]

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I must break you, Price: DOE invests $15 million in algae tech to crush the costs

I must break you, Price: DOE invests $15 million in algae tech to crush the costs

July 14, 2016 |

In Washington, as the DOE’s Bioenergy 2016 conference opened its third day, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. It’s one of those moments in the algae narrative that remind you of that scene […]

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Is it the perfect energy solution? Where solar, carbon capture and bio collide

Is it the perfect energy solution? Where solar, carbon capture and bio collide

March 22, 2016 |

One of these days your personal transportation system might look like this. A solar or wind energy facility generates renewable electricity, which is converted into a solar fuel using electrofuel technology that converts CO2 and water to a fuel using electricity (rather than photosynthesis) to power the operation. That fuel is then used in a […]

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Army researchers working with Algenol to produce biodiesel from demilitarization processes

Army researchers working with Algenol to produce biodiesel from demilitarization processes

December 2, 2015 |

In New Jersey, Picatinny engineers have partnered with private industry to harness its photosynthesis ability to develop a safe, cheap, fast and environmentally-friendly way to recycle aging M6 artillery round propellant and create biofuel. Propellant is the chemical substance in the artillery round that ignites and propels the round out of the howitzer tube. Currently, […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for November 2, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for November 2, 2015

November 1, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. This week, with the Hot 40 at a close, we’re now focused on Hot 50 Photo Votes. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange […]

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Algenol CEO exits; staff cut by 25%, investors re-up for two years, new direction tipped

Algenol CEO exits; staff cut by 25%, investors re-up for two years, new direction tipped

October 25, 2015 |

Sudden re-focusing and trimming of Algenol by its lead investors leads CEO Paul Woods to resign; new direction focused on carbon capture, fresh water production until oil prices recover. In Florida, the hammer dropped swiftly and without warning in Ft. Myers as Algenol lost its CEO, changed its near-term strategy, chopped 45 staff members from its payroll, […]

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China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure deals propel industrial biotech momentum

China! Boeing, Algenol, Inventure deals propel industrial biotech momentum

September 27, 2015 |

西去,直到你东西。As President Xi visits North America, China signs 3 major deals in industrial biotechnology. The East is Red, it’s been said, and the future looks that way too. The US is no place to deploy advanced fuels technology these days, many say. The costs are high, the politics stink, resistance to change is everywhere and the […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 28, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 28, 2015

September 27, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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Algenol signs deal with new Chinese partner to develop projects in southern region

Algenol signs deal with new Chinese partner to develop projects in southern region

September 23, 2015 |

In Washington state, Algenol has signed an agreement with Fujian Zhongyuan New Energy Company, an R&D company founded in 2007 focused on development of alcohol-ethers, to develop projects throughout southern China. The deal was signed in Seattle as part of the Chinese president’s weeklong trip to the US.  Power plants, steel mills and chemical factories […]

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The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 19, 2015

The Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy: Winning Photo Votes for September 19, 2015

September 19, 2015 |

Here are the winning Photo Votes for the week in this years’s competition for the Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy. “There’s nothing like a photo vote to help a company,” said Digest editor Jim Lane, “in the strange and microscopic world of industrial biotechnology — to visualize its creativity, company spirit, and communicate a fun, positive […]

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