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BusinessKorea

Korean Research Team Discovers Clue to Produce 3rd Gen Biofuel from Red ...
BusinessKorea
In particular, red algae contains a lot of carbohydrates, which make those plants ideal for the production of bioethanol. But production has been limited, since the metabolic pathways of 3,6-Anhydro-L-galactose (L-AHG), which makes up the major ...


Nature Middle East

Lebanon algae species: promising source of protein, fuel
Nature Middle East
They found the biofuel yield of the algae in the study was not sufficient and produced less oil that can be converted into biodiesel than a strain being used for comparison. Only one mixed algae bloom, from Saida, produced a similar level of oil to the ...


People, Prosperity and the Planet
Biodiesel Magazine
Johns Hopkins University's P3 award is based on its algae work. Titled, “Sustainable Algal Biofuels Solution: Sourcing Carbon and Recycling Nutrients from Waste Treatment Processing,” its project summary states, “Algae represent a potentially ...

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Biodiesel Magazine

US DOE announces up to $25M to reduce costs of algal biofuels
Biodiesel Magazine
In support of President Obama's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced on Sept. 30 up to $25 million in funding to reduce the cost of algal biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. This ...

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Biodiesel Magazine

ABO launches White House petition to encourage CO2 recycling
Biodiesel Magazine
The Algae Biomass Organization announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a “We the People” petition to the White House and called for those who support common sense, market-driven, job-creating and emissions-reducing technologies to sign the petition, ...

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Biodiesel Magazine

Schott, Algatech sign new R&D agreement following 1-year study
Biodiesel Magazine
Schott and Algatechnologies (Algatech), a biotechnology company specializing in algae production, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech's algae production ...

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Biomass Magazine

EPA funds student bioenergy projects under P3 program
Biomass Magazine
Johns Hopkins University, Clean Green Chesapeake, Van Ert, Nemoto and Associates Consulting, HydroMentia: Sustainable algae biofuels solution, sourcing carbon and recycling nutrients from waste treatment processing. The project addresses the ...

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Biomass Magazine

Policy issues plague advanced biofuel industry
Biomass Magazine
Following Jobe, Algae Biomass Organization Executive Director Matt Carr emphasized the huge potential algae has to alleviate some of today's most pressing sustainability issues, but pointed out that the sector has moved beyond its youthful, exuberance ...
Preview of Advanced Biofuels ConferenceDomestic Fuel

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ASU Professor Recognized for Microbe-to-Biodiesel Work
Domestic Fuel
rittmann1 A professor from Arizona State University is recognized for his efforts to turn bacteria and algae into biodiesel. ASU announced that Professor Bruce Rittmann received the first presentation of the International Society of Microbial Ecology ...


Schott, Algatech Ink Research Deal for Biodiesel Feedstock
Domestic Fuel
“Further testing and development of new products in partnership with Algatech will allow us to continue finding new ways and methods to improve algae production,” added Nikolaos Katsikis, Director, Business Development at SCHOTT Tubing.

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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.


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