Posts tagged with ‘biofuel’

  • Biofuel Development Shifting From Soil To Sea, Specifically To Marine Algae

    Today, the most fervent attention in biofuel development has shifted from soil to the sea, and specifically to marine algae. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, along with researchers at UCSD’s Division of Biological Sciences, are part of an emerging algal biofuel consortium that includes academic collaborators, CleanTECH San Diego, regional industry representatives, and public and […]
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  • Bioprospecting for Improved Methods of Biofuel Production

    UMBI has received a $575,000, three-year subcontract awardbfrom the University of California at Berkeley to develop more efficient ways to convert lignocellulose to biofuels such as ethanol and butanol. The subcontract is part of a multifaceted, collaborative research and development effort designed to improve the efficiency of biofuel production. These efforts are led by three Principal Investigators, including Dr. Frank […]
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  • When it Comes to Going Green, These N.C. Scientists are Singing the Blues

    This year scientists in North Carolina have made a resolution to embrace a new earth-friendly trend — going Blue. This new charge is coming out of MARBIONC (Marine Biotechnology in North Carolina), one of the country’s newest business incubators that discovers, develops and markets new products and technologies derived from the sea. “The ocean holds the key to renewable energy, […]
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  • Can Fish be Turned Into Biofuel?

    Companies and local governments in Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Honduras, and other places have been experimenting with fish-based biodiesel for years, and some commercial enterprises are using and selling it profitably. The amount of fish biodiesel being used is minuscule compared to availability, however. Using this waste oil for fuel has long been standard practice. According to the Alaska Energy Authority […]
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  • Algae Provides Potential Alternative Fuel Source

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa aims to develop a process for the production of biodiesel from algae, states CSIR bioprocessing development research team leader Raj Lalloo. The desktop study for this project was started in 2006, and laboratory research was undertaken earlier this year. “Algae have long been known to produce lipids that can […]
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