Posts tagged with ‘sustainable’

  • 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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  • China’s New Wager: Pulling Energy From the Ocean

    A race is under way to unlock one of the world’s biggest untapped sources of clean energy—the ocean—with China emerging as an important testing ground. That could heighten competition with Western companies, especially if Chinese businesses begin using technologies developed with joint-venture partners to expand rapidly. More info
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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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  • Researchers receive £700,000 to examine using algae as fuel

    Westcountry scientists have been awarded £700,000 to investigate the potential for using tiny algae grown on waste water as a source of biofuel. Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s chief scientific adviser, announced £4 million of UK funding for sustainable fuel development during a visit to India. The funding, with matched resources from India, has been awarded to four research projects that bring […]
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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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  • Can Plastic Be Made From Algae?

    Scientists working for the SPLASH research project, funded by the EU, are now addressing the challenge of making high-quality, affordable plastics from algae. They need to demonstrate that this new type of bioplastic —namely used to produce polyesters and polyolefins— can be of the same quality as traditional plastic. And they need to show whether it can be produced in an economically viable […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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