Posts tagged with ‘biofuel’

  • $900K Grant to Cornell for New Bioreactors

    Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a new type of bioreactor that efficiently delivers light and collects fuel produced by algae inside the reactor. The “optofluidic reactor” is one of 66 projects totaling $130 million selected this year for the DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E) program, […]
  • Lab Gets $15 Million For Algae Research

    As energy costs continue to rise, Touchstone Research Laboratory may have the answer to reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil: algae. Now, Triadelphia-based Touchstone will participate in a $15 million U.S. Department of Energy program for Advancements in Sustainable Algal Production. The goal of the program is to have test beds across the country growing algae in different environments to […]
  • Alabama Inventors Patent Algae Extraction Method

    Streamline Automation, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (8,303,818) developed by four co-inventors for a “method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel harvest and extraction.” The co-inventors are Roberto Di Salvo, Madison, AL, Alton Reich, Huntsville, AL, H. Waite H. Dykes Jr., Huntsville, AL, and Rodrigo Teixeira, Madison, AL. The abstract of the patent […]
  • Algae.Tec Plans to Raise $600 Million for Fuel Factories by 2015

    Algae.Tec Ltd. (AEB), a producer of algal oils used in clean fuel, plans to raise as much as $600 million and win fuel supply deals allowing it to build as many as six factories by 2015 in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Australia and the U.S. “We will be using different project finance structures for all of these projects and they’ll all […]
  • Greenhouses for algae production generate interest at Ásbrú in Iceland

    Ásbrú Enterprise Park in Reykjanes, Iceland has received interest from representatives of domestic and foreign companies looking to establish algae production greenhouses for the health and cosmetics industry. Árni Sigfússon, Mayor of Reykjanes town, explained that companies have shown interest in building the algae greenhouses, and representatives have already visited Ásbrú to check out the facilities. Representatives are also looking to […]
  • Sapphire Energy’s Commercial Demonstration Algae-To-Energy Facility Now Operational

    Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based green crude oil production, today announced the first phase of its Green Crude Farm, the world’s first commercial demonstration algae-to-energy facility, is now operational. Construction of this first phase, which began on June 1, 2011, was completed on time and on budget. When completed, the facility will produce 1.5 million […]
  • SoCalGas, Scripps to Develop Algae Carbon Capture

    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego (Scripps) have entered into an agreement focusing on the design of an innovative system in which algae consume carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from natural gas combustion and cost-effectively convert it into valuable byproducts such as biomethane, biodiesel and animal feed. The new collaboration between Scripps and […]
  • Algae Biomass Summit to Reveal Latest Engineering Advances for Commercial Production of Domestic, Low-Carbon, Renewable Fuels Made From Algae

    The 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Denver, Co. September 24-27 will showcase in its Engineering and Analysis track nearly 30 presentations by leading research scientists from national and corporate laboratories. The sessions will inform technical audiences about the latest in algae growing methodologies, biofuel and oil analysis, and similar developments related to growing and harvesting algae for […]
  • Algae.Tec Announces Commissioning of Advanced Algae to Biofuels Facility

    The Algae.Tec advanced engineered algae to biofuels facility Shoalhaven One was officially opened today by the New South Wales Minister for Resources and Energy the Honourable Chris Hartcher, MP. A VIP crowd including executives from the University of Wollongong, the Manildra Group, the renewable energy investment community, shareholders and coal and biofuels association representatives attended the official ceremony at Nowra, […]
  • University of Dayton Research Institute Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab

    The new facility will test systems developed at UDRI’s current indoor algae lab in an outdoor setting, away from laboratory-controlled conditions, said Sukh Sidhu, head of UDRI’s Energy Technologies and Materials group. “When these algae systems are commercialized, they would be working outside and not indoors, so that is where we will be testing,” Sidhu said. The outdoor lab will […]