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Algae.Tec to raise more funds for pilot plant working capital
Biodiesel Magazine
Tec's algae-to-biofuel technology. “The new funding agreement with our large-scale partner allows us to build on the significant progress we have made to date,” said Peter Hatfull, managing director of Algae.Tec. “Our algae technology continues to ...

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Biodiesel Magazine

House votes to extend biodiesel tax credit through 2014
Biodiesel Magazine
In addition to the biodiesel tax credit, HR 5771 includes extension of the second-generation biofuel production tax credit for algae and cellulosic biofuels. The Algae Biomass Organization also called on Congress and the White House to negotiate a long ...

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Biodiesel Academy releases Calendar of Advanced Biofuel Events for the year ...
AltEnergyMag (press release)
Biodiesel Business Academy (BBA) is proudly presenting its calendar of Events and training Programmes scheduled in year 2015 on nonfood oil based biofuels. The BBA has proud to present the industry's leading training portfolio developed specifically to ...


Algae: growing fuel with cells in the sea
Microalgae, another source of biodiesel, are cultivated for the oil they produce which then is extracted and after several modifications can be used as an actual fuel. Algae however, overcome the disadvantages of conventional biofuels, because they can ...

Where are we with algae biofuels?
Biobased Digest
If you have been looking for a good survey of algae's progress towards markets like astaxanthin or omega-3 fatty acids, this isn't going to be one of them. Here, we look at the prospects for algae biofuels — the roadblocks and the potential pathways ...

Financing, supply chain are top advanced bioeconomy priorities for 2015, say ...
Biobased Digest
Improving the yield of an algae-based technology from 20 grams per square meter per day to 30 grams. Likely, this is a) challenging but possible and b) highly but not transformatively impactful in terms of moving the industry ... US (mainly government ...

ASTM vote opens door for biodiesel innovation in heating oil
Renewable Energy Focus
According to a new report, biofuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) production in top and emerging countries such as US, Brazil, France, Spain, India, Colombia, Thailand, Sweden, Belgium, and Netherlands is expected to grow from 102,896 million litres in ...

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Biobased Digest

Where are we with algae biofuels? PART II
Biobased Digest
The CLAW opportunity. While the NAABB consortium brough down the modeled cost of algae biocrude oil at scale to $7.50 per gallon, the Department of Energy has a target of $3 per gallons of “gasoline-equivalent fuel” for advanced algal biofuels by 2030.

Alabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel
Holy floating photobioreactors, Batman! With a little help from the Japanese corporation IHI, Alabama can now lay claim to the world's first algae biofuel system that also treats municipal wastewater, resulting in a carbon-negative process. IHI's Algae ...

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Nature World News

Algenol's Algae-Based Biofuel: The Next Generation in Renewable Energy ...
Nature World News
Algenol, an up-and-coming company that specializes in algae-based biofuels, has developed and perfected its revolutionary technology, likely securing its spot as the next generation's leader in renewable energy. Pictured: Algenol's photoreactor bags ...

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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.