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Scientists screen ocean-based algae for highest oil content
Biodiesel Magazine
The results of the screening, part of the BioMara project, have been published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports and are likely to help bring forward research into algae as a source of biodiesel and other biofuels by a number of years.
Microalgae Biofuels Market Rapidly Grows Due to High Productivity, CO2 AbsorptionBusinessKorea

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Insight: Rocky Fire Update / Realignment's Effect on Firefighting / Algae ...
Capital Public Radio News
Her answer: Algae. Plus Sacramento author Lynn Carthage's latest novel is set in a rural English manor with a dark, secret past. The book's title, no surprise, is: “Haunted.” And global guitar star Ottmar Liebert will be in our studio to play a song ...

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Algae.Tec projects in India, US on track for startup this year
Biodiesel Magazine
Algae.Tec Ltd. recently announced two business updates regarding its partnership with India-based Reliance Industries Ltd. and new plans for the company's test facility in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. In Jamnagar, India, the company reported that seven ...

Scientists Discover Super-Algae For Biofuel
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Using a newly devised technique, scientists examined micro-algae strains and discovered that two marine strains, Nannochloropis oceanica and Chlorella vulgaris, have a dry-weight oil content of more than 50%, making them ideal sources of biofuel.

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Researchers gain better understanding of algae lipid production
Biodiesel Magazine
... also demonstrated how cells can be tricked into producing lots of lipid without dying of starvation by overexpression of PSR1, which is a strategy that could potentially be applied in other industrial algal species better suited for large-scale ...

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'Super-algae' could unlock biofuel potential
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The results of the screening have been published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports, and "will likely" help bring forward research into algae as a source of biodiesel and other biofuels by a number of years, said SAMS. "In order to produce ...
Scottish lab identifies “super-algae” to make bio-fuels for vehicles and aircraftMercoPress

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SAMS' scientists discover marine algae most likely to be sustainable source of ...
For Argyll
With a recent discovery by scientists at the Scottish Association for Marine Science [SAMS] near Oban, algal oil is now seen as potential fuel for the future. The researchers at SAMS have unlocked a treasure chest of 'super-algae' that could provide a ...

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Algae Biofuel Prospects Market: GCC Industry Analysis, Growth and Forecast ...
Digital Journal
Algae biofuel is an alternative fossil fuel that uses algae to generate Biodiesel, Biobutanol, Bio gasoline, methane, ethanol, hydrogen derived renewable fuel and jet fuel. Half of algae's composition by weight is a lipid oil. This has been targeted to ...

The Biogas Rush
Alternative Energy Stocks
A few years back we lived in the era of the National Energy Solution Summed Up in One Word: it was gasoline, then diesel, then ethanol, or biodiesel. Then there was the Two-Word Era: in p[art because of an Inconvenient Truth, the craze was on for ...


Greenspeed aims to debut biodiesel trophy truck at Baja 1000
“Biodiesel is a renewable fuel. We can grow it with algae. We can grow it from waste vegetable products. We can get it from all kinds of different things. Any bio-product,” said Schenker. What does going green mean, as far as performance is concerned?

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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.