Posts tagged with ‘sustainable’

  • 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, […]
  • NASA Wants to Launch Floating Algae Farms

    $10 million project aims to grow algae for biofuels inside plastic bags. Shortly, NASA will show off some of its latest technology: a system for growing algae in floating plastic bags. The system is the result of a $10 million, two-year project that investigated whether the algae could be used to make biofuels, including jet fuel. The system is designed […]
  • International Algae Competition Winners Announced

    Robert Henrikson and Mark Edwards announced seven prize winners of the International Algae Competition at a special event on April 12 at the Algae Technology Platform Conference in San Diego, CA. Juror scoring was very close. There were ties for first place prizes. Beyond these prizes, competition winners, finalists and many entries will be recognized in upcoming media news releases, articles, […]
  • Ireland and UK Sign Marine Research, Development and Innovation Agreement

    Dr Peter Heffernan CEO, Marine Institute, and Prof Ian Wright, Deputy Director, Science and Technology, National Oceanography Centre (UK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), in the presence of the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, to foster closer co-operation and joint activities between Ireland and the UK in the area of marine research, development and innovation. […]
  • OriginOil looks to build urban algae farm to treat wastewater and generate heat for homes

    Algae are getting more attention from the world of science for its possible uses as a source of alternative energy. These simple organisms are very easy to manage and have shown strong resilience to a variety of environments that would be somewhat hostile to other life forms. As such, Algae have become a popular subject for use as a form […]
  • Indian ministry test-drives diesel vehicle on algae-derived B100

    The Indian Ministry of Science and Technology announced the government’s first test-run of 100 percent algae-derived biodiesel in a Chevrolet Tavera, a diesel multi-utility vehicle made by General Motors for the Indian market. The event took place March 30. More info
  • Algae startup Sapphire Energy raising $144M

    Algae biofuel is getting a massive infusion of money. Startup Sapphire Energy, which uses synthetic biology to make a green crude out of algae that can be turned into gas, diesel or jet fuel, announced on Monday that it’s raising $144 million in a Series C round from investors including agriculture company Monsanto. Previous investors in Sapphire include Bill Gates’ […]
  • OECD Conference on Marine Biotechnology for Ocean Productivity and Sustainability: May 30-31 2012

    This conference, held in late May in Vancouver, Canada, will address opportunities for marine biotechnology to contribute to global challenges such as of food and fuel security, population health, green growth and sustainable industries. The event aims at raising awareness among policy makers of the potential of the marine environment and how this potential could be realized through the use […]
  • NUI Galway’s participation in Energetic Algae project (EnAlgae) investigates algae as sustainable energy source

    Seaweed is big business in Asia, where it is cultivated and used in a variety of food and beauty products. Nine-tenths of the world’s production for commercial use takes place in China, Japan and Korea. It is also commonly used as a sugar-rich animal feedstock in the US. Of the 500 species that can be found in Ireland, though, only […]
  • 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 […]