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Phys.Org

UC employs synergistic approach to AD, algae and biodiesel
Biodiesel Magazine
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations estimates that “a third of all the food produced in the world is never consumed,” totaling about 1.3 billion tons of waste a year. The U.S. alone wastes 40 percent of all food, worth an ...
Converting food waste into solid fuels, biodiesel and other productsPhys.Org

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CleanTechnica

Black Or Yellow, There's Gold In That Thar Wastewater
CleanTechnica
For those of you on the go, the bottom line is that in the best conditions (using a single strain of algae rather than mixing the three), more than 80% of lipids were converted to FAME, which is short for fatty acid methyl ester, which is fancyspeak ...

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Digital Journal

Algae from waterways could serve as a biofuel
Digital Journal
Detroit - Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff cause environmental pollution and potential health concerns. Scientists have a new solution: collecting up the algae to make biofuels.

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Water Online (press release)

Municipal Wastewater Could Lower Cost Of Biofuel Production
Water Online (press release)
Algae may be useful in supporting the production of biofuels, but the chemicals needed to fertilize the algae are expensive. In a breakthrough, Rice University researchers have found a way to lower those costs by fertilizing the algae with municipal ...


The Guardian Nigeria

Scientists employ algae as biofuel, to mop up pollutants
The Guardian Nigeria
SCIENTISTS have expanded the frontiers in the use of micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae for biofuel and in bioremediation with the utilization of wastewater algae. Scientists, in one of the first studies to examine the potential for using ...


Biomass Magazine

BETO deputy director publishes commentary on algae development
Biomass Magazine
“Algal lipids are useful for the production of biodiesel, bioethanol, renewable diesel and biogasoline, biohydrogen, and bio-jet fuels, and they also serve as a feedstock for electricity production,” Reed said. While enumerating the benefits of algae ...


University of Cincinnati

From Food Waste to Fuel, CEAS Does Energy Sustainability Better
University of Cincinnati
... anaerobic digestion to turn nutrient-rich organic materials into fuel (biogas), fertilizer, or soil conditioner, while using the carbon dioxide fraction of the biogas to grow algae. Simultaneously, lipid oils in the algae are also extracted and ...


FuelFix (blog)

Koch lobbyist to senators: Don't reform biofuel mandates. Repeal them.
FuelFix (blog)
Supporters of the Feinstein-Toomey approach insist that the goal of the RFS was to use corn-based ethanol as a pathway to more advanced renewable fuels made from algae and other non-edible plant materials. Toomey argues that the current mandate ...

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Biodiesel Magazine

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l: Order delays negatively impact financials
Biodiesel Magazine
Successes in the biodiesel segment were the hand-over of a multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Hong Kong, the opening of the converted biodiesel plant in Greece and the delivery of engineering services and equipment to the U.S. The after-sales business ...


University of Cincinnati

UC is Highlighted Among the Princeton Review's Green Colleges
University of Cincinnati
Food waste from UC's CenterCourt Dining Center is part of a pilot program in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) to convert food waste into solid fuels, biodiesel and other products. A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization ...

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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.


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