Vandershield
Research
Home
Investment Research
Scientific Research
Fast Facts
About Us

Algae biodiesel news:


Algae-Biodiesel By-Product to Power Electric Grand Prix
Domestic Fuel
formulae A grand prix racing series, the world's first to run on electric power, will get its energy from a by-product of algae-biodiesel production. This article from GreenBiz.com says the Formula E races will use U.K.-based Aquafuel's glycerine to ...


William and Mary News

Algae biofuel reboot: New funding, new patent, new opportunities
William and Mary News
William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. The biofuel collaboration involves a number of researchers from both ...


Biodiesel Magazine

Algae Systems, IHI Corp. complete unique algae-biofuel demo
Biodiesel Magazine
Algae Systems LLC announced it has completed demonstration of a new biofuel production approach this month with Japan's IHI Corp. A demonstration plant in Daphne, Ala., combines wastewater with algae to produce what the company says is the world's ...

and more »

Biomass Magazine

William & Mary researchers announce improved algae initiative
Biomass Magazine
William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. The biofuel collaboration involves a number of researchers from both ...

and more »

Biodiesel Magazine

RAE, ABB collaborate to build integrated algal production systems
Biodiesel Magazine
Power and automation technology group ABB is collaborating with Renewable Algal Energy LLC for commercialization of integrated algal production systems that will produce algae‐based products for the nutraceutical, animal nutrition and renewable fuels ...

and more »

Forbes

Growing An Organic Double With Solazyme
Forbes
Justin: The company has a few strategies for their algae based products that impress me. First, they have partnerships with petroleum companies like Chevron (NYSE: CVX) and Ecopetrol (NYSE: EC) where they are converting the algae into biodiesel.


GreenBiz.com (blog)

Algae will power Electric Grand Prix
GreenBiz.com (blog)
Formula E's sustainability manger Julia Pallé told BusinessGreen the championship organizers have signed a deal with U.K. startup Aquafuel to supply generators powered by glycerine, a byproduct of biodiesel that also can be produced from saltwater algae.

and more »

Rethink Biofuel Sources, Not Biofuels Subsidies
OilPrice.com
Just this week, Japanese company IHI announced that it had combined two utilities in one algae system: the creation of biofuels and the treatment of wastewater. This makes it the first carbon-negative biofuel process, killing any doubts about the ...

and more »

Biofuels: Investing Essentials
Motley Fool
Large volumes of algal oils can be produced in a much smaller amount of space than biofuels produced directly from plant feedstocks. One company producing crude oil at scale has set up its production facility in the New Mexico desert, working with ...

and more »

KITV Honolulu

Going green with renewable fuel in city buses will cost more
KITV Honolulu
The pilot project also showed that primary and secondary fuel filters in the 20 buses tested required changing at double the normal rate, and 35 percent of the vehicles experienced algae growth in their fuel systems. Meanwhile, even with a substantial ...

and more »
Algae biodiesel news feed powered by

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.


    www.PennycressBiodiesel.com