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Researchers Produce Two Biofuels from Single Algae
ecoRI news
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food holds promise as a source for both biodiesel and jet fuel, according to a new study published in the journal Energy & Fuels. The researchers, led by Greg O'Neil of Western Washington University and ...

Algae Into Biofuels
AgWeb (blog)
There has been a long-standing effort to make biofuel from algae. In fact, it was begun in the 1960's. The most promising concept is making biodiesel from specialized species of algae. Despite considerable research efforts, we are at least 25 years ...

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Algae liquefaction: what is is, and why it might be the key to affordable ...
Biobased Digest
Unlike traditional extraction methods, which separate lipids out of algae to make biodiesel, PNNL's process converts whole algae into biocrude, fuel gas, and usable byproducts. This doubles the yield of biofuel from algae and cuts the cost of ...

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Scientist At WHOI Derives Jet Fuel From Algae
The finding, published in Energy and Fuel, adds to a growing field of research by scientists and companies into using algae as a biofuel source and also highlights the interface of basic laboratory research and the potential for industrial application ...

Algae Biofuel Prospects Market - GCC Industry Analysis and Opportunity ...
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. London, UK ...

Daily Mail

Green fuel touted for plane travel
Daily Mail
Now the Cheltenham-based team plan to roll out technology to produce biojet fuel manufactured from biodiesel, which can come from sources including non-food crops such as the plant camelina, or false flax, waste cooking oil, oil derived from algae or ...

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75 people worth knowing in the advanced bioeconomy
Biobased Digest
This year, we'll also have Matt Carr of the Algae Biomass Association for the first time on stage — the algae platform being so vital to the future of the advanced bioeconomy, and home to enormous innovation in R&D and also commercial models. This ...

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Matrix breaks through on genetic methods for modifying spirulina: new platform ...
Biobased Digest
Jatropha, castor, carinata, camelina and algae are just five examples where accelerated research is unlocking both food and fuel value for developed and developing countries that need sustainable sources of both. For corn ethanol producers, two thirds ...

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha co-op turns used oil from fish fries, restaurants into motor fuel
Omaha World-Herald
There are some large algae farms in New Mexico, and Omaha-based ethanol producer Green Plains Inc. is the majority owner of a five-acre algae farm at its plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, where it is exploring the potential for feed, food and fuel. If things ...

Tech Times

Researchers Figure Out Method to Make Jet Fuel and Biodiesel Using Algae
Tech Times
Algae have tapped into as a biofuel source before but never as the starting point for jet fuel. Now a team led by Gregory O'Neil and Christopher Reddy have managed to not just produce biodiesel but also derive jet fuel from the process, creating two ...

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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.