Tag: microalgae

Brazilian researchers cultivate microalgae for biofuel production

Brazilian researchers cultivate microalgae for biofuel production

April 27, 2023 |

In Brazil, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) said a group of researchers from Brazil’s State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) have cultivated microalgae in a laboratory setting under carefully controlled conditions. Their primary aim was to harness the metabolites, particularly lipids, produced by these microorganisms to create biofuels. Luisa Fernanda Ríos, one of the authors […]

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Brazilian researchers make advances in microalgae production using metabolites

Brazilian researchers make advances in microalgae production using metabolites

April 19, 2023 |

In Brazil, a group of researchers at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil have grown microalgae under controlled conditions in a laboratory in order to use their metabolites, especially lipids, with the prime purpose of producing biofuel. The study is reported in an article published in the journal Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery. The […]

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Murdoch Universtiy, Paradigm partner on biofuels

Murdoch Universtiy, Paradigm partner on biofuels

April 14, 2023 |

In Australia, Murdoch University said its Harry Butler Institute (HBI) will collaborate with Perth-based Paradigm Fuels to create sustainable biofuel from microalgae. Murdoch University said that Paradigm has developed a novel, patent-pending technology that can produce commercially viable, carbon-neutral renewable diesel. Professor Navid Moheimani from HBI’s Center for Water, Energy and Waste, said: “Climate change […]

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CU Boulder produces carbon neutral cement with microalgae

CU Boulder produces carbon neutral cement with microalgae

June 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, a CU Boulder-led research team has figured out a way to make cement production carbon neutral—and even carbon negative—by pulling carbon dioxide out of the air with the help of microalgae.  The CU Boulder engineers and their colleagues at the Algal Resources Collection at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) and the […]

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Swedish researcher finds microalgae can be good solution for Nordic climate

Swedish researcher finds microalgae can be good solution for Nordic climate

June 22, 2022 |

In Sweden, microalgae can recover greenhouse gases and nutrients from industrial waste. This technology can be used to reduce climate footprint and eutrophication. A PhD candidate’s dissertation in ecology shows that microalgae can also be used in the Nordic climate, which has previously been considered a challenge as the algae are dependent on heat and […]

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Mexican researchers develop prototype photobioreactor for microalgae

Mexican researchers develop prototype photobioreactor for microalgae

December 22, 2021 |

In Mexico, researchers at the National Technological Institute of Mexico, Morelia Technological Institute campus, have developed a prototype of a photobioreactor for optimization of the Chlorella Vulgaris microalgae for which they requested patent registration by Model of Utility before the Mexican Institute of Intellectual Property (IMPI). In addition to increasing current biomass production, it will […]

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Velocys offtake deals with Southwest, IAG, SAF advancements from Enerkem, Honeywell, Twelve, Dallas Forth Worth airport

Velocys offtake deals with Southwest, IAG, SAF advancements from Enerkem, Honeywell, Twelve, Dallas Forth Worth airport

November 15, 2021 |

It was a hot week for sustainable aviation news with Velocys entering a 15-year offtake deal for 575 million blended gallons of net zero SAF to be produced at their planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery project in Mississippi for Southwest Airlines and a 10-year offtake agreement with International Consolidated Airlines Group (which includes British Airways, Aer […]

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Russian researchers lead team to show microalgae can clean pyrene from wastewater

Russian researchers lead team to show microalgae can clean pyrene from wastewater

November 1, 2021 |

In Russia, RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from India, Russia and South Africa showed that green microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana can be used for cleaning wastewater from a toxic pyrene. Algae absorb pyrene and at the same time change their metabolism to adapt to stressful conditions. As a result, more lipids are formed in algae, […]

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All Nippon Airways’ first flight in world using microalgae ASTM certified fuel

All Nippon Airways’ first flight in world using microalgae ASTM certified fuel

June 20, 2021 |

Another world first just happened! All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, took another step forward in advancing its leadership in sustainability, operating a regularly scheduled commercial domestic flight utilizing sustainable aviation fuel made from microalgae, blended with traditional jet fuel. Yes, SAF made from microalgae. And it was the first flight in the world […]

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Japanese researchers develop way to repartition carbon from carbs to lipids in microalgae

Japanese researchers develop way to repartition carbon from carbs to lipids in microalgae

May 6, 2021 |

In Japan, a cross-institutional collaboration with researchers from Kobe University and the Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute of the Quantum Beam Science Research Directorate has developed a technique to repartition carbon resources from carbohydrates to lipids in microalgae. It is hoped that this method can be applied to biofuel production. Researchers discovered that the majority […]

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