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Algae - Nothing But Trouble or the Next Super Biofuel?
Pollution Solutions
However the latest research at Wageningen University has indicated that algae could be the world's next super biofuel, with the capacity to turn carbon dioxide into energy derived from organic matter. Carried out by Professor René Wijffels, the ...

Ukrainian Biofuel Portal

American researchers synthetically produced two types of biofuel from algae
Ukrainian Biofuel Portal
As a result the researchers found out that fatty acids in Isochrysis algae could be converted into biodiesel compounds. This algae type was selected because there was a way to cultivate it in large amounts. Besides this algae type can produce alkanones ...

Houston Chronicle

Biofuels and ethanol lobbies part ways
Houston Chronicle
A research associate takes a sample of algae being cultivated for biofuel research at the Sapphire Energy Inc. facility in San Diego, California, U.S., on Monday, March 26, 2012. Sapphire Energy cultivates algae to create crude oil that can be ...
Advanced biofuel group breaks with traditional allies on federal mandatesFuelFix (blog)
In major strategy shift, biofuels, ethanol lobbies part waysSan Antonio Express-News

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The Costa Rica Star

Costa Rica is Not Alone in Producing 100% Clean Energy
The Costa Rica Star
For longer periods, there are more diesel generators, but these will soon be run on locally grown bio-diesel produced from algae. When this capability is fully operational, the island will have 100% renewable power with 40-45% coming from wind and the ...

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Science Times

Could Modified Yeast Biofuels Replace Gasoline
Science Times
However, that's not exactly a sustainable source of biodiesel. Many groups around the world are attempting to produce fuels and other similar compounds from highly efficient microbial organisms. Some are using fungus, bacteria, algae or like scientists ...

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Biobased Digest

Propel debuts cost-competitive renewable diesel in California
Biobased Digest
In addition, a follow-on consumer preference study with Propel's customers found 92 percent of participants noted that they would be more likely to purchase algae-derived fuel for its environmental benefits; 70 percent indicated that they would ...

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Where are we with algae biofuels?
Biobased Digest
Reactor strategies that use either wastewater for cultivating algae for fuels or recycled water from harvesting systems, particularly if freshwater algae are used;. 4. Recycling of nutrients in algal biofuel pathways that require harvesting, unless ...

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 ...

Iran may turn to biofuels amid worsening pollution
The 1,000-hectare (2,471-acre) facility, located in Iran's southern island of Qeshm, is fully devoted to advancing algae-based technologies. The Agricultural Research Institute of Iran, the Biofuel Research Team and Tarbiat Modares University are among ...

From Whiskey to Biofuel – Find Out How Celtic Renewables Made the Jump!
Pollution Solutions
What could be stranger than whiskey as a source of biofuel? Algae, of course! The latest research from a Wageningen University student has indicated that algae could be the world's next super biofuel, with the capacity to turn carbon dioxide into ...

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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.