Tag: algae

Corbion expands algae business with strategic appointments to accelerate AlgaPrime DHA

Corbion expands algae business with strategic appointments to accelerate AlgaPrime DHA

July 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Corbion, a leader in algae ingredients for aquaculture feeds, made three strategic new appointments to the Algae Ingredients team, expanding the impact of the company’s omega-3 algae feed ingredient, AlgaPrime DHA. The expanded team will continue to lead business development and innovation with customers and farmers internationally.  With the proven success of […]

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Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

Greening your beer with brewery’s CO2 eating algae, blockchain tracing, converting brewery waste into detergents and more

July 5, 2020 |

As alcohol consumption keeps rising – thanks in part due to 4th of July celebrations, Covid-19 and quarantines, a struggling economy, and the start of summer for many countries – how do we compensate for the brewing process carbon footprint? One way is to just drink enough alcohol that you end up not caring. But […]

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Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

Omani algae mega project making progress with permissions

June 22, 2020 |

In Oman, Zawya news agency reports UK-based SuSeWi is making progress on its planned $430 million algae farm and biofuel production facility planned for the South Al Sharqiya coast. The Diwan of the Royal Court set up the Implementation Support and Follow-Up Unit to help usher along strategic projects through regulations and permission and the […]

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Using wastewater to produce a better algae for biofuels

Using wastewater to produce a better algae for biofuels

June 14, 2020 |

In New Mexico, New Mexico Consortium scientists looked at whether growing algae for biofuels using wastewater from different sources can lead to a higher end lipid content in the algae. Using wastewater to grow algae would be a cheaper alternative means of cultivation, and if algae grown in a certain type of wastewater has a […]

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Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

Algae as 3D printing ink could provide solutions for Mars colonization

May 6, 2020 |

In Texas, 3D Print reports a master’s student has submitted a concept to the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture that is getting a lot of attention: algae-based ink to 3D print habitats for living on Mars. Rather than relying on crops, algae which can be grown without soil can be used not only to […]

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The Competitive Edge: Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

The Competitive Edge: Marine BioEnergy, Inc.

April 23, 2020 |

Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? The U.S needs a billion tons of biomass per year, both predictable and affordable.  While corn and other land crops […]

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Mazda investing in joint research projects to get algae-based fuels commercial

Mazda investing in joint research projects to get algae-based fuels commercial

March 30, 2020 |

In the UK, Mazda is currently involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth. As part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development program, the company is committed to reducing its average ‘Well-to-Wheel’ CO2 emissions to 50% of […]

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Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

Indonesian researchers study local algae strains for renewable diesel

December 23, 2019 |

In Indonesia, researchers from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) conducted a study on microalgae for renewable biodiesel development. In the study, there were two types of Indonesian microalgae strains used, Nannochloropsis oculata and chlorella vulgaris. Uniquely, both have the same main growth component but differ in the type of micronutrients (trace elements). For in-situ method, microalgae cells […]

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NREL research discover fast-growing, resilient algal strain

NREL research discover fast-growing, resilient algal strain

December 21, 2019 |

In Colorado, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Colorado School of Mines discovered a promising new algal strain which can be cultivated outdoors at high temperature and in saltwater and can rapidly convert carbon dioxide into renewable biomass. The strain they identified— Picochlorum renovo—was one of hundreds that the researchers studied. Picochlorum […]

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Design2Scale Challenge accepting applications for 3rd generation biofuels innovations

Design2Scale Challenge accepting applications for 3rd generation biofuels innovations

November 3, 2019 |

In Texas, ExxonMobil and Fraunhofer USA are accepting applications for its newest TechBridge Challenge, the Designed2Scale Challenge, until November 15th for new technologies in algae and microalgae for biofuels. Fraunhofer TechBridgewill award up to $50,000 in prototyping, demonstration, and/or validation services from Fraunhofer R&D network to selected teams. Solutions of interest include: Technologies and strategies […]

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