Tag: algae

DOE BETO webinar on bioenergy high-priority topics

DOE BETO webinar on bioenergy high-priority topics

April 18, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1 p.m.–2 p.m. ET. The webinar will feature BETO leadership detailing the Office mission and methods it uses to enable the U.S. bioeconomy. The panel of speakers includes BETO’s: Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Acting Director Jay […]

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Chinese researchers create more efficient algae production by removing non-essential parts

Chinese researchers create more efficient algae production by removing non-essential parts

March 17, 2021 |

In China, a single-celled alga undergoes genome surgery to remove non-essential parts. This can lead to a most efficient cellular factory for producing sustainable biofuels from sunlight and carbon dioxide.  Researchers from the Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have stripped hundred-kilobase genome from a type […]

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Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

March 4, 2021 |

Last week we had Iron Man and Bill Gates. This week it’s Aquaman’s Jason Momoa who is supporting a biobased economy with his support of algae-based sneakers. And if you thought no one was wearing barrister wigs anymore, check out the new vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair for UK’s barristers, who yes, apparently […]

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$40M in DOE funding to advance algae tech development and commercialization

$40M in DOE funding to advance algae tech development and commercialization

February 7, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Algae Biomass Association reports that federal support for advanced algae R&D is on a solid foundation for 2021 with the recent passage of an omnibus appropriations bill that was included in last year’s COVID-19 relief legislation with $40 million from the Department of Energy for advanced algae systems. These funds extend […]

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DOE to fund $8M for algae-based research

DOE to fund $8M for algae-based research

January 27, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced plans last week to make $8 million in Federal funding available for cost-shared research, development, and testing of technologies that can utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from power systems or other industrial sources for bio-mediated uptake by algal systems to create valuable […]

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NREL cultivates algae indoors to learn how to boost growth and productivity outdoors

NREL cultivates algae indoors to learn how to boost growth and productivity outdoors

January 17, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a programmable algae cultivator—designed and patented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with funding support by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office—is speeding up research to improve algae growth and productivity in outdoor algae farms. The indoor cultivator lets researchers mimic the growth conditions in the warm, dry climate of […]

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European Commission opens online consultation on EU algae roadmap

European Commission opens online consultation on EU algae roadmap

January 4, 2021 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published an online consultation on its roadmap towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector. The more learned about algae, the more opportunities discovered. They are a resource of highly nutritious food and feed, but also serve as a feedstock for pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, fertilizers and biofuels – all at […]

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U.S. DOE funding opportunity for algae-based carbon capture tech

U.S. DOE funding opportunity for algae-based carbon capture tech

January 3, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Algae Biomass Organization reports that this month the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy is expected to announce a new funding opportunity for projects focusing on the development of algae-based technology that utilizes carbon dioxide from power systems or other industrial sources as a feedstock. The DOE’s announcement notes that […]

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Royal Air Force to begin switch to SAF in effort to lead the way in Europe and globally

Royal Air Force to begin switch to SAF in effort to lead the way in Europe and globally

December 16, 2020 |

In the UK, algae, alcohol and household waste will power RAF fighter jets under bold Ministry of Defense plans to slash carbon emissions. Aircraft including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could use up to 50 per cent sustainable sources in the future, after MOD’s changed aviation fuel standards came into […]

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

December 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy, as well as the Bioenergy Technologies Office’s goals of improving the performance and lowering the cost […]

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