Posts tagged with ‘biofuel’

  • Algae Innovation and Design

    Algae isn’t just a bunch of seaweed: it’s an amazing natural resource that can power everything from a light bulb to an entire city. New technology is exploring the various uses of algae to fuel big and small things cleanly, and scientists are asking whether a whole city could be run on algae, or if algae could power devices ranging from night lights to […]
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  • UCSD earns top spots for algae research

    A new report issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) ranked programs at UC San Diego as the two best in the country for algal biofuels research, including Scripps Institution of Oceanography as top in the nation. An external group of experts from industry, academia, government, and the non-profit sector evaluated 219 projects across nine technology […]
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  • US Algae Biofuel Company Wins French Beauty Award

    The Marie Claire 2014 Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté award has gone to an algae oil company called Solazyme, making it one of only two U.S. brands to garner a prize against hundreds of entrants this year. The award indicates excellence in both innovation and performance. That’s a pretty high mark for a company better known for algae biofuel, but Solazyme actually […]
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  • Algae.Tec Says Deal with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL) to Launch Global Biofuels Division

    Algae.Tec Limited recently said the signing of agreements with Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings (RIIHL) was the backing the Company needed to fund and launch its Global Biofuels Division. RIIHL is part of the Reliance Group, India’s largest private sector enterprise. The agreements encompass a subscription agreement, and technical and equipment supply agreements. These agreements also discuss conditions for future commercial […]
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  • Brown algae being engineered for food and bio-ethanol

    European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and bio-ethanol from brown algae, which does not require arable land, fresh water or fertilizers. Until now, cultivation of that feedstock was not sustainable, because yeasts weren’t able to transform the brown algae’s alginate and mannitol to bio-ethanol. More info
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  • Wageningen UR and Arke partner for algal jet fuel

    Arke airlines and Netherlands-based Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) have joined forces to work on developing sustainable jet fuel derived from algae. For the next six months, Wageningen UR will be conducting research into the techno-economic feasibility of algae-based biofuels for aircraft. This research has been commissioned by Arke and is co-funded by the Centre for Biobased Economy (CBBE). […]
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  • Science devises ways to recycle crustacean shells

    It was only a matter of time before scientists found a way to recycle the 750 000 tonnes of crustacean shells which are disposed of in the EU every year. Asia has successfully managed to extract polymer chitosan (used to make filters, foils and wound dressings) produced from shrimp shells. But in Europe crustaceans contain more lime, so processing is […]
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  • Funding to Boost Algae Company

    Algaeon Inc., an Indianapolis-based biotech company that has developed algae cultivation technology for use in the nutraceutical and micronutrient markets, announced today that it has closed a $770,000 investment round of funding from early-stage growth company investors. The investment group included City Securities Corporation and multiple individual Angel investors. The funding will support the addition of capacity for sample qualification […]
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  • New partnership formed for algae biodiesel aim

    LCTI Low Carbon Technologies International, which focuses on clean-tech, environmental and energy efficiency sectors has signed a joint venture with US-based Sunthenoil. The two want to develop a 1,000 acre algae-to-oil project located on a LCTI site using a technology sub-licensed through Sunthenoil from SunEco Energy of California. More info
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  • Neste Oil signs algae oil off-take deal with Cellana

    Finland-based Neste Oil, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel, has signed a contingent commercial off-take agreement with Cellana, an algae biomass developer based in San Diego, with production facilities in Hawaii. The agreement will enable Neste Oil to purchase Cellana’s algae oil for use as a feedstock in the future for producing renewable fuel. The agreement is contingent on Cellana’s […]
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