Tag: microalgae

Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

Mexican researchers find ideal microalgae feedstocks for biodiesel

April 21, 2016 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in collaboration with the University of Newcastle have determined the country is idea for growing microalgae as biodiesel feedstock. Chlorella, scenedesmus and Desmodesmus are native to Texcoco Lake and can be grown in just one day and processed into biodiesel in three hours. Researchers are […]

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Australian researchers develop new way to deliver CO2 to microalgae

Australian researchers develop new way to deliver CO2 to microalgae

January 25, 2016 |

In Australia, chemical and biomolecular engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel. Carbon dioxide is well known to speed up the growth of microalgae. However, the carbon dioxide has to be free […]

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DENSO to build large microalgae testing center

DENSO to build large microalgae testing center

August 19, 2015 |

In Japan, DENSO Corporation announced that it will build a large 20,000 square meter test facility for the culture of Pseudochoricystis ellipsoidea, an oil-producing microalga patented by DENSO that is used to help reduce CO2 emissions. The new facility located in Amakusa, Kumamoto, Japan and will be used to perform verification tests needed to establish […]

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Utah State researchers release major microalgae productivity assessment

Utah State researchers release major microalgae productivity assessment

June 5, 2014 |

In Utah, microalgae-based biofuel not only has the potential to quench a sizable chunk of the world’s energy demands, say Utah State University researchers, it’s a potential game-changer. Researchers published findings from an unprecedented worldwide microalgae productivity assessment in the May 26, 2014, online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. […]

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Neiker optimizes production phases in microalgae

Neiker optimizes production phases in microalgae

April 7, 2014 |

In Spain, Neiker-Tecnalia has coordinated a research project to cultivate microalgae to produce lipids for obtaining biodiesel in a more cost-effective and more environmentally sustainable way. Researchers have optimized all the phases in the production process, from cultivation right up to transformation into biodiesel. The result is a quality biodiesel that is obtained when the […]

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Colombian Researchers Identify Freshwater Microalgae for Biodiesel

Colombian Researchers Identify Freshwater Microalgae for Biodiesel

June 12, 2013 |

In Colombia, researchers at the National University of Colombia have identified two strains of native freshwater microalgae with great potential to produce biodiesel: Scenedesmus ovalternus and Chlorella vulgaris. Due to Colombia’s high abundance of water and light, as well as the higher productivity level of algae-based biodiesel, the researchers hope to help Colombia respond to […]

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Did little algae freedom fighters win the Cold War?

Did little algae freedom fighters win the Cold War?

March 19, 2013 |

MOSCOW — It was the evening of the day in 1990 that Saddam Hussein rolled his tanks into Kuwait, igniting the First Gulf War. I was camped out in the cafeteria at the Cosmos Hotel, north of Moscow’s center, watching the one working television and waiting for Gorbachev to make a statement on the invasion. […]

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UniVerve Biofuel reaches Israeli competition finals with algae technology

UniVerve Biofuel reaches Israeli competition finals with algae technology

May 6, 2012 |

In Israel, UniVerve Biofuel reached the finals of an Israel Society for the Protection of Nature cleantech competition.They can produce bio-oil from third generation biomass, any left over feedstock will be sold as animal or fish feed. The company, which was founded in 2009, said it will have a key role in what they see as a […]

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Picking up Pennies in Parking Lots: the algae biofuels angle

Picking up Pennies in Parking Lots: the algae biofuels angle

April 24, 2012 |

En route to zillions in algae? First, you have to get the water out of the algae or the algae out of the water. Making Algenol’s ethanol-secreting microalgae a technology worth a special accommodation. Which Florida finally granted. Last year, the US Government minted 8.2 billion coins, of which 4.9 billion were pennies. The vast […]

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Value creation, value unlocking, value add

Value creation, value unlocking, value add

January 31, 2012 |

Companies creating opportunities in feedstocks are getting lots of love from investors, and giant downstream partners like BP and Shell. What’s up in the new upstream? It has not escaped the attention of investors that Renewable Energy Group’s IPO resulted in a $262 million valuation for a company actively earning $2.11 per share through the […]

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