Tag: seaweed

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

ROOTS, REFUEL, MARINER & Algae: DOE invests $100M for 4 Big Shots at liquid transportation fuels & feedstocks

December 18, 2016 |

It may be a sign of the times, a sense of worry that R&D for renewable transport fuels may lose all their popularity under the incoming Trump Administration. Whatever the cause, the biggest set of projects announced in renewable fuels since the days of the Recovery Act have been just announced by the Advanced Research […]

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UK could become seaweed powerhouse but major gaps need filling

UK could become seaweed powerhouse but major gaps need filling

September 7, 2016 |

In the UK, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science has determined commercial seaweed farming could become a major industry along the country’s coastline thanks to growing demand for algae for biofuel production as well as in nutraceuticals and along the bioeconomy supply chain. Lack of regulation for seaweed farming and a dearth of […]

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Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

Universities team to trial seaweed for biofuels in Ghana

January 22, 2015 |

In Ghana, the Technical University of Denmark, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are launching Africa’s first algae biofuels project with the aim of helping to secure the country’s coastline.  The project that will cultivate seaweed as feedstock will use locally available enzymes for processing.

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AT-SEA seaweed textiles enable high-yield, large scale seaweed cultivation

AT-SEA seaweed textiles enable high-yield, large scale seaweed cultivation

September 9, 2014 |

In Ireland, the AT~SEA project, in partnership with Oceanfuel, has developed advanced textiles that allow easy, mechanized cultivation of floating seaweed farms. The textile allows for high yields at a large scale, up to 16kg of wet seaweed per square meter. This is three to five times the yield of traditional seaweed farming. AT-SEA is […]

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“Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite.”

“Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite.”

September 16, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: arennie44 MOSE Tobaco- Alcohol– seaweed- Producing biofuels food_democracy: corn ethanol is a disaster @GMWatch Are Biofuels Worth the Investment? Time 2 vote ‘No’ anirvan Biofuels Fever Still Grips EU Elite

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“Leaf-cutter ants may reveal secrets to creating biofuels.”

“Leaf-cutter ants may reveal secrets to creating biofuels.”

July 22, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: mostrolenk Seaweed #biofuels: a green alternative that might just save the planet glennMiles Leaf-cutter ants may reveal secrets to creating biofuels scrufey21 ICYMI: Senior White House aide defends biofuels mandate – CowboyByte

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BC could produce 1.3 billion liters of seaweed ethanol

BC could produce 1.3 billion liters of seaweed ethanol

July 9, 2013 |

In Canada, University of Victoria mechanical engineering student has shown in his master’s thesis that B.C. has the coastline capacity to produce enough seaweed-based ethanol to more than replace what’s being imported into the province, or roughly 1.3 billion liters compared to 240 million liters of demand. Opportunities also exist for seaweed-based byproducts as animal […]

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“Seaweed biofuels are a green alternative that might just save the planet!”

“Seaweed biofuels are a green alternative that might just save the planet!”

July 3, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: RnfrstAlliance: Seaweed #biofuels are a green alternative that might just save the planet! Learn more: Biofuels_ Is American Vanadium The Key To Green Energy Storage? – Jul 02,2013 Frost_Sullivan What’s the impact of biofuels on the chemicals industry? Join & discuss in our “Future of Chemicals” Linkedin group

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Seaweed-based ethanol technology gets boost in Vietnam

Seaweed-based ethanol technology gets boost in Vietnam

January 15, 2013 |

Bio-Refinery Begins Operations Turning Co-Cropping into Fuels, Chemicals Deep in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam a small bio-refinery is converting seaweed into protein, fuel-blendable alcohol, and a bacterial soil product. It is part of a bio-economy demonstration that is also enhancing shrimp quality and yield by co-cropping naturally-occurring aquatic plants as a bio-chemical feedstock. […]

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Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

Marine Biopolymers looking to build pilot plant for sodium alginate production

November 22, 2012 |

In Scotland, Marine Biopolymers reports that test results for their wet seaweed to dried sodium alginate were positive, with their technology showing cost advantages and faster processing time. The sodium alginate could used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and textiles. Marine is currently working to get funding for a pilot plant to be built in Ayrshire, […]

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