Tag: algae

Washington University in St. Louis develop new methods to grow algae in wastewater

Washington University in St. Louis develop new methods to grow algae in wastewater

January 12, 2022 |

In Missouri, at the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, researchers had applications in mind when they developed a new method to use nutrients recovered from wastewater to grow algae that is more than twice as pure as algae grown directly in conventional wastewater. The research was published online late last […]

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Barriers to Scale for Algae: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Algae Crop Protection

Barriers to Scale for Algae: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to BETO’s Algae Crop Protection

January 9, 2022 |

How can algae crop protection facilitate scaling of the algae industry? That’s what a BETO workshop focused on when it gathered experts in algal research and production, regulatory bodies and agriculture/aquaculture experts, to discuss where comparable issues have been solved or solutions are under development, and where areas of synergy may exist. Check out highlights […]

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ASU researchers develop algae strain that can clean arsenic from drinking water

ASU researchers develop algae strain that can clean arsenic from drinking water

January 2, 2022 |

In Arizona, a team of biomedical engineering students at Arizona State University engineered microalgae to bind arsenic in water, reduce it and sequester the toxic contamination. The ASU team developed a strain of mutant algae that significantly captures arsenic in tandem with a filter system. While more than 99% of Arizonans who obtain drinking water […]

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NREL research looks at algae and garbage as ingredients for fuels of the future

NREL research looks at algae and garbage as ingredients for fuels of the future

November 28, 2021 |

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is helping unlock the full potential of the U.S. feedstock supply for biofuels after receiving over $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) for two projects that will study how to best grow photosynthetic algae and efficiently sort municipal solid waste, important steps […]

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Algae crop protection BETO workshop report now available

Algae crop protection BETO workshop report now available

November 20, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a report from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Protection Workshop” is now available and covers the topic of algae crop protection to facilitate scaling of the algae industry. Developing effective strategies to maintain harvest yield over time is essential to meeting BETO’s long-term goals […]

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Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

Pollution pods, machine learning, fermentation protein-producing microorganisms, Microsoft’s look at algae and fungi for green data centers and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of November 4th

November 3, 2021 |

Want to know what it’s like to breathe some of the world’s lowest quality air? “Pollution pods” in the UK are giving people that opportunity to draw attention to growing pollution impacts. And an alternative protein startup in California is building a pilot-scale facility for food-friendly proteins, using machine learning and fermentation to genetically engineer […]

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Israeli startup using algae to solve fashion’s environmental woes

Israeli startup using algae to solve fashion’s environmental woes

October 18, 2021 |

In Israel, a startup is converting algae into natural fibers and dyes in an effort to combat the heavy environmental cost of the fashion industry.  Founded in 2016 by fashion industry veteran Renana Krebs, Algaeing sources its algae from Algatech, another Israeli company that uses solar energy, seaweed, and vertical farming techniques to produce algae. […]

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Algae behave differently from each other, clues can help for biofuel production

Algae behave differently from each other, clues can help for biofuel production

October 17, 2021 |

In New Mexico, in a recent project funded by the Advanced Algal Systems (AAS) Program, researchers from LANL and the New Mexico Consortium are exploring the biofuel candidate Chlorella sorokiniana, developing genetic engineering tools in order to introduce novel traits that would allow the algae to grow faster and accumulate more biomass for biofuel production. […]

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PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

PNNL researchers marry algae for biofuels with fighting viruses

September 15, 2021 |

In Washington state, when the coronavirus pandemic thrust the world into turmoil last year, a group of bioenergy researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) saw an unconventional way to fight the pandemic: algae.  What followed was a deep dive into the literature linking algae and antivirals as far back as 1956. To make sense […]

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University of Toledo scores $3.2M DOE grant to speed up carbon capture with algae

University of Toledo scores $3.2M DOE grant to speed up carbon capture with algae

September 13, 2021 |

In Ohio, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded The University of Toledo a $3.2 million grant to continue advancing technology that speeds up the capture of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to grow algae, a critical part of the process of turning algae into biofuel. It’s part of $34 million announced by the Bioenergy Technologies […]

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