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New report sheds light on the algae biofuel prospects market: GCC industry ...
Algae was first discovered as a fuel alternative in 1978 under the leadership of US president Jimmy Carter at a time when fuel prices were high, demand was high, and supply was low and depleting at the same time, the costs of exploring fuel fields and ...

Las Cruces Utilities, NMSU partner on biofuel project
Las Cruces Sun-News
"This project is of interest to any entity that utilizes large amounts of fuel, whether oil, natural gas, biogas, biodiesel, electricity, etc.," says Mark Rodriguez, interim manager at the Jacob A. Hands Wastewater Treatment Facility. "Now, as this ...

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Volkswagen renewable diesel evaluation program completed
Biodiesel Magazine
During the two-year evaluation, Solazyme's now commercial Soladiesel RD (100-percent algae-derived renewable diesel fuel) and the Amyris plant-sugar derived renewable diesel formula was used for the program with each company testing a 2012 Passat ...

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High school seniors showcasing their work with RHIT's Operation Catapult
More than 150 students demonstrated their projects on Tuesday and they focused on algae based biodiesel, rock climbing robots and computer games. “It's been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” Kyla Jarvis Terre Haute North incoming senior ...
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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. This has been targeted to ...

TAYLOR: Clearwater buys into biotech
About five years ago, researchers at Ocean Nutrition in Dartmouth discovered a strain of oil-producing algae, which seemed capable of producing oil at a greater rate than other types of algae used for the production of biofuels. Although control of ...

NMSU engineering participates in renewable energy research
Las Cruces Sun-News
Nirmala Khandan, professor of civil engineering, has been working on extracting biodiesel and bioethanol from a biomass, specifically algae. Ram Acharya, associate professor of agricultural economics and agricultural business, has been focusing on the ...

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New report shares details about the Global second generation biofuels market ...
Attributed to usage of high yield feedstock (algae), coupled with high potential for reduction of GHG emissions, it is estimated that Biodiesel will garner the largest market share in terms of production (among the other types of second generation ...


Could algae save the planet?
The process developed by Algenol, based in Fort Myers, uses "enhanced blue-green algae" and photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide and seawater into sugar, which is then converted into ethanol and biomass. "What makes these algae very special is ...

Algae can produce biofuels from wastewater
Algal culture, which is in its early stages, has so far relied on heavy investment in land and water making algae cultivation for biofuels unsustainable. But these studies have found that using wastewater at a treatment facility proves a win-win ...

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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.