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Algae biodiesel news:

Why were this company's computers attacked millions of times this year? Algae.
Washington Post
It's not usually the stuff of trade secrets, but Algenol, a company with about 125 employees, is developing technology that converts algae biomass into transportation fuels, including biodiesel and gasoline — all while consuming the greenhouse gas ...

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Japan's Isuzu, Euglena to Begin Biodiesel Development With Algae
Isuzu Motors Ltd. (7202) and Euglena Co. (2931) will work together to develop a new kind of biodiesel using algae, with a goal of establishing the technology by 2018. The companies want to develop a type of fuel that can be used on its own unlike ...
Isuzu, Euglena using algae to produce biodieselThe Rakyat Post

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Biostimulation for Algae Growth Could Help Biodiesel
Domestic Fuel
solarmagnatron1 Growing algae for biodiesel seems like a viable option when you consider how oil-rich (and thus, feedstock-rich) the one-celled organisms can be. But while algae is one of the fastest growing organisms on Earth, getting enough growth ...

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Discovery in algae reveals evolutionary origin of sexes
Biodiesel Magazine
In addition to the evolutionary insights gained by Umen's research team, there are also practical implications for algal biotechnology. “Just as the case for crop plants, breeding will be an important tool for making improved algal strains that can ...

Isuzu to Partner to Develop Algae Biodiesel
Domestic Fuel
Japanese car maker Isuzu is partnering with a fellow Japanese company to develop a new kind of biodiesel from algae. This article from Bloomberg says Isuzu and Euglena Co. hope to establish the technology by 2018. The companies want to develop a type ...
Recharge Wrap-up: Minnesota first to require biodiesel, maglev in Israel ...Autoblog (blog)

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Heliae, Sincere Corp. to build algae production facility in Japan
Biodiesel Magazine
Algae technology company Heliae recently announced a partnership with Japan-based Sincere Corp., a waste management and recycling company, to form a joint venture and develop a commercial algae production facility in Saga City, Japan. The joint ...

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Cellana signs LOI with Galil for algae products commercialization
Biodiesel Magazine
Cellana Inc. entered into a letter of intent with Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Ltd. for production of algae products for aquaculture applications. Currently, Cellana produces industrial-scale quantities of trademarked ReNew Algae, a high ...

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Researchers find “Three Routes Forward for Biofuels”
Biobased Digest
Leapfrog – cellulosic and algae investments to produce biofuel, made at new, stand-alone biorefineries. Currently, about 50 firms are pursuing commercial-scale cellulosic and algae plant in the U.S., with six partially or fully completed. Output from ...

Pond Biofuels launches bioreactor pilot project at St Marys cement plant
Global Cement
Canada: Pond Biofuels has set up a bioreactor pilot plant at St Marys cement plant in St Marys, Ontario. The raw smokestack gas from the cement plant is recycled to grow algae in a third-generation 25,000L bioreactor at the on-site pilot plant. The ...

Cellana Deal Could Have Implications for Biodiesel
Domestic Fuel
cellana A new deal between Cellana, a California-based maker of algae-based products, and Israel's Galil Algae Cooperative Agriculture Society Limited could have implications for biodiesel. This Cellana news release says the partnership looks to ...

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Algae biodiesel companies leading the industry:

  • Aquaflow A New Zealand company that expects to be the first company in the world to economically produce biofuel from wild algae harvested from open-air environments, to market it, and meet the challenge of increasing demand.
  • GreenFuel Technology Corp. Cambridge, Mass. company working with power plants to build algae producing photobioreactors. Tests show its system captured about 80% of the CO2 emitted during the day when sunlight is available.
  • HR Biopetroleum The Hawaii based company intends to be a designer-builder of algae biofuels plants and to produce and market renewable fuel feedstock and animal nutritional supplemental protein. Partnering with Royal Dutch Shell in a joint venture called Cellana, they plan to initially build a small research plant but hope to move to a full-scale commercial plant of 20,000 hectares.
  • LiveFuels The Menlo Park, CA research company describes itself as a min-manhattan project with a national alliance of labs and scientists dedicated to transforming algae into biocrude by the year 2010. Their strategy involves developing algae that will thrive in open ponds.
  • Imperium Renewables The Seatle company that has made a name for itself from producing traditional biodiesel, announced that it has dedicated a 5 million-gallon refinery to algae oil. Has established a feedstock agreement where Solazyme will supply algal oil.
  • OTEC A San Francisco bay area firm developing photobioreactors - enclosed systems that produce algae in layer upon layer of tubes or shallow ponds.
  • PetroSun PetroSun is a diversified energy company specializing in the discovery and development of both traditional fossil fuels and renewable energy resources. Under the terms of a November 2007 agreement, PetroSun BioFuels will supply Bio-Alternatives fifty percent of its raw algal oil production from planned algae farms and extraction plants in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi up to a maximum of 150 million gallons per year. PetroSun BioFuels and Bio-Alternatives have agreed to locate the initial algae farm, extraction plant and biodiesel refinery in Louisiana. Negotiations have commenced to secure the land and permits that are required for the respective operations. PetroSun is in the pre-commercial stage with its algae-to-biofuels production technology. The Company plans to establish algae farms and algal oil extraction plants in Alabama, Arizona, Louisiana, Mexico, Brazil and Australia during 2008. The algal oil product will be marketed as feedstock to existing biodiesel refiners and planned company owned refineries. PetroSun is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with field offices in Shreveport, Louisiana and Opelika, Alabama.
  • Solazyme A somewhat secretive San Franciso based biotechnology company that apparently has already harvested thousands of gallons of algal oil. They have engineered more than a dozen specialized strains and ramped up pre-commercial production. We can easily make thousands of gallons [of algal biodiesel] a month, says Chief Operating Officer Jonathan S. Wolfson. Solazyme has entered into a biodiesel feedstock development agreement in which they will generate algal oil for Imperium's biodiesel production process. Jerry Fiddler, Solazyme's Chairman says, "The technology is much farther along than most people realize. Our energy future includes algae which will serve as a biodiesel feedstock of increasing importance."
  • Solix The Solix team of engineers in Fort Collins, CO are working on a design for a closed algae growth system that is cost competitive with open systems.