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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 ...

Asian Scientist Magazine

Biofuels From Algae In Wastewater
Asian Scientist Magazine
AsianScientist (May 12, 2015) - By M. Sreelata - Indian scientists working on producing biofuel from algae cultured in municipal wastewater say they are enthused by the findings of a recent study conducted at the biotechnology department of Rice ...

Biodiesel Magazine

Algae.Tec delivers PBR to Reliance's Jamnagar oil refinery
Biodiesel Magazine
Tec stated. This first container houses the algae photobioreactor assembly that will take CO2 from the refinery and use it for algae production, which in turn will be used for the production of biofuel. “This is a major milestone for the company, which ...

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Hawaii's clean-energy future requires a commitment to develop biofuels
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
In response, several companies have made significant investments in research and production of many types of biofuels, including locally produced renewable diesel and algae-based fuels. At the grand opening of the Big Island biodiesel facility nearly ...

Morris Sun Tribune

Features from the Farm: Extremophilic microalgae can be used for biofuel ...
Morris Sun Tribune
One example of this is cultivating algae, which uses sunlight and CO2 to grow biomass and lipids, which can then be converted into biodiesel. This concept is not new, originally evaluated in the 1980's as part of the Aquatic Species Program, but due to ...

Decoded Science

Biotechnology Advances and Effects on Biofuels Production
Decoded Science
More recently, however, scientists have developed different fuels, which derive from non-edible biomasses; these are commonly referred to as second generation biofuels. Examples include ethanol made from cellulose and biodiesels made from algae.

GCC Algae Biofuel Prospects Market Regional and Trends Overview 2014 to ...
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 ...

Ars Technica (registration) (blog)

Crop-based biofuels will take years to truly help the environment
Ars Technica (registration) (blog)
The push for renewable energy has led to the generation of biofuels from cellulose-rich biomass, algae, and crops. Currently, crop-based biofuels are limited to those derived from agricultural products: corn, soybean, rapeseed, and surgarcane. An ...

My View: Energy technology that makes sense
Portland Tribune
The liquid leftovers, combined with the CO2, (about half the gas produced) could be used to grow algae for biodiesel. Once the oil is extracted from the algae what's left is carbohydrate and protein — animal feed, fish food, more ethanol, chemical ...

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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 ...

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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.