Tag: microalgae

Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X  – What’s the future of Ag?

Pivoting from Plants-to-Food to Plants-to-X – What’s the future of Ag?

September 20, 2020 |

Is it a battle of plants for food versus plants for biofuels, biochemicals, biobased products? What about fermentation? Will food made from fermentation be the end of agriculture as we know it? Will one be a winner over another or will they all be superheroes? In today’s Digest, a look at the pivoting from Plants-to-Food […]

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Russian and German researchers team on microalgae and duckweed production

Russian and German researchers team on microalgae and duckweed production

July 13, 2020 |

In Russia, researchers of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) completed an international joint project to create a resource and CO2-neutral energy closed-loop technology from microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana and duckweed Lemna minor. The main objective of the project was development and implementation of an innovative […]

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Israeli marine start-up creates next-gen platform for customizing microalgae on demand

Israeli marine start-up creates next-gen platform for customizing microalgae on demand

April 27, 2020 |

In Israel, marine ingredient start-up, Yemoja, Ltd., has created a next-gen platform for cultivating customized, pharmaceutical grade microalgae on demand. The company utilizes a unique, high-precision fast-track photobioreactor technology, setting a new gold standard for microalgae production. Yemoja-cultivated microalgae can be tailored to desired nutritional compounds and functionalities. The start-up can produce algae-centered ingredients standardized […]

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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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UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

UAE launches microalgae biomass project Green Barjeel

October 1, 2019 |

In the UAE, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) announced the launch of the Green Barjeel research project that aims to leverage innovative methods to grow microalgae biomass with a high lipid content in tower-shaped structures. Run in cooperation with American University of Sharjah (AUS) and Khalifa University (KU), the project involves collecting […]

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Korea Biofuel Corp. signs $72 million MOU for microalgae-based oil

Korea Biofuel Corp. signs $72 million MOU for microalgae-based oil

September 19, 2019 |

In South Korea, Medium reports that Aussie Green Bio Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Korea Biofuel Corporation to develop $72 million in microalgae-based oil over the next 10 years. Aussie Green Bio Energy plans to set up 4,000 containers at its plantation in Malaysia, producing 40 tons of oil per day. In […]

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Swedish researcher finds potential for Nordic microalgae to produce biomass and treat sewage

Swedish researcher finds potential for Nordic microalgae to produce biomass and treat sewage

June 4, 2019 |

In Sweden, a PhD candidate demonstrated the potential of Nordic microalgae for simultaneous production of biomass and municipal sewage treatment in the Nordic climate. She has also studied how microalgae and bacteria work together and how this impacts the composition of microbial communities in open algae cultures. Several Swedish microalgae strains that were able to […]

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Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

November 3, 2017 |

In India, a new low-cost method for producing biofuels using crude glycerol was developed thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The team used the algal based crude glycerol, which is a low-cost organic carbon source and the main by-product of the biodiesel production process as a main feedstock for microalgae cultivation […]

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Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions

October 10, 2017 |

By Dr. Marcius Extavour, Senior Director, Energy & Resources, XPRIZE Special to The Digest Biofuels have a renewed and important focus in a time of growing recognition of the need for carbon neutral, carbon negative, and circular carbon solutions. Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it […]

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French researchers discover enzyme that allows microalgae to produce hydrocarbons

French researchers discover enzyme that allows microalgae to produce hydrocarbons

September 6, 2017 |

In France, an international team has discovered an enzyme which allows microalgae to convert some of their fatty acids into hydrocarbons using light. This enzyme, which has been named “FAP” (Fatty Acid Photodecarboxylase), is of an extremely rare type, as only four enzymes powered by light have been identified to date. Chlorella is a single-cell […]

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