Posts tagged with ‘bioprocessing’

  • OriginOil: diesel and gasoline could be made from algae and waste for US$2.28/gallon

    OriginOil announces a new company study that suggests algae producers can produce finished fuels in a cost-effective manner with existing technology. OriginOil, developer of a breakthrough technology to convert algae into renewable crude oil, announced a new company study indicating for the first time that algae producers worldwide can now make transportation fuels cost-effectively themselves. The company’s analysis points to […]
  • Novozymes and Sea6 Energy Team on Seaweed Research

    Novozymes has announced an exploratory research agreement with India-based Sea6 Energy to co-develop a process for the production of biofuels from seaweed. The research alliance will use enzymes to convert seaweed-based carbohydrates to sugar, which can then be fermented to produce ethanol for fuel, fine chemicals, proteins for food, and fertilizers for plants. Novozymes will research, develop, and manufacture enzymes […]
  • Algae-based fuels a growing business in New Mexico

    Sapphire Energy Inc., which uses a proprietary process to turn algae oil into renewable gasoline to replace fossil fuels at the pump, broke ground last June on a 300-acre commercial demonstration facility in Columbus. In Hobbs, in the heart of southeast New Mexico’s oil patch, Massachusetts-based Joule Unlimited Inc. broke ground this fall on a five-acre site that will use […]
  • Turning algae into energy gets Halifax company on award shortlist

    A Halifax biotechnology company is hoping green slime will help its business take flight. Marine Arctic & Antarctic Technologies Inc. is one of 10 startups that made the shortlist of the Nova Scotia Clean Tech Open, Innovacorp announced Wednesday. The competition’s goal is to assist a clean technology company in getting established in the province. Marine Arctic & Antarctic Technologies […]
  • Australian algae trial could lower carbon emissions

    A ground-breaking experiment that uses algae to absorb carbon dioxide emissions could have the rest of the world green with envy. Government-owned power corporation Stanwell will trial the clean energy technology developed by James Cook University at its coal-fired plant at Kingaroy, in southeast Queensland. The trial involves trapping carbon emissions from the power station and pumping them into water […]
  • A more profitable use for fish waste

    The majority of fish waste is turned into fishmeal or fish oil. But what if there was a way for processors to earn three to four times more money from selling their fish waste? Gurry Investments, a Boston-based investment firm established in 2000, is using its technology to produce organic fertilizer using waste from farmed fish. The company, working with […]
  • NZ Biotech company Photonz successfully transfers omega-3 fermentation process to industrial scale Canadian pilot plant

    Biotech company Photonz Corporation has achieved a major milestone on the path to commercially manufacturing, by fermentation, the high-value omega-3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). It has successfully transferred its strain and fermentation process, developed in Auckland, to a contract facility in Canada, which has then used that process to ferment material from algal biomass in a 7.5 tonne industrial scale […]
  • Juneau Economic Development Council reports progress on marine-related business development plans

    Champions of Juneau Economic Development Council’s 10 action initiatives for its ocean products working group reported progress and opportunities at a recent teleconference. The Development Council was contracted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to complete an economic development asset map and a strategic plan for southeast Alaska. “The map and plan would focus on actions to strengthen […]
  • German-French Algal Biofuel Initiative Launches

    A joint German-French algal photobioreactor plant, built by IGV GmbH in partnership with Bioalgostral SAS (BAO), has gone into operation on the French island of La Reunion. The event also marked the signing of the contract between the partners for the delivery and establishment of an industrial plant for the production of biofuels from microalgae with a total volume of […]
  • AlgaeTek Begins Development of Algae Facility in Texas

    oca Raton, FL-based Atlas Capital Holdings Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AlgaeTek Systems, Inc, has commenced development of its new high grade algae production facility located in Woodlands, TX. “The facility is on track to be in production in the next six weeks,” said Christopher Davies, CEO of Atlas Capital Holdings. “We believe we will be able […]