Posts tagged with ‘technology’

  • 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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  • 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 […]
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  • Cellulose “whiskers” from tunicates could grow human muscle tissue

    Minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue, University of Manchester researchers have discovered. Scientists have found that cellulose from tunicates, commonly known as sea squirts, can influence the behaviour of skeletal muscle cells in the laboratory. These nanostructures are several thousand times smaller than muscle cells and are […]
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  • US Congress passes algae biofuel tax credit legislation

    The US House of Representatives has passed a new law this week seeking to give algae-based biofuels parity with cellulosic biofuels in federal tax credit programs. The Algae-based Renewable Fuel Promotion Act (HR 4168) means algae biofuel projects could access a $1.01 per gallon production tax credit and 50% bonus depreciation for biofuel plant property. The bill sponsored by New […]
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  • Aurora Algae Introduces the Industry’s First Photosynthetic Algae-Based Platform for Pharmaceutical, Food, Fuel and Aquaculture Products

    Aurora Algae, formerly Aurora Biofuels, introduced the industry’s first photosynthetic algae-based platform for the production of sustainable, premium products in the pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement, aquaculture and fuels markets. The announcement officially marks Aurora Algae’s transition from pilot technology development into full-scale commercialization of the Company’s proprietary algae products, including high concentration eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA Omega-3 fatty acids), high-density proteins, fish […]
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  • Microalgae Industry Internet Directory Launched

    Through genetic engineering many companies and scientists are trying to develop transgenic micro algae for the commercial use. Thus the content of oil or the yield of carotenoids and dyes should be enhanced as well as the production of proteins through micro algae should be facilitated Furthermore, the biotechnology of micro algae is developing a solution to use micro algae […]
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  • Algenics Signs With Roquette For The Development Of An Innovative Microalgae Strain For High Value Industrial Uses

    ALGENICS SAS has announced that it has signed a new cooperation contract with the ROQUETTE Group for the development of an innovative microalgae strain capable of producing high levels of a metabolite for high value industrial uses. The two-year programme is based on the use of ALGENICS’ genetic engineering platform, AlgebiosysTM, and is coupled with the signature of a licensing […]
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  • US DOE to Host Series of Biomass Program Webinars: Algae Webinar Sept. 8

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Biomass Program is hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 2:00–4:30 p.m. EDT entitled “The Promise and Challenge of Algae as a Renewable Source of Biofuels.” This Web conference marks the first in the Biomass Program’s Webinar series, which will cover many of the program’s activities and feature “Hot Topics” discussions relevant […]
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  • New Jersey Uses Former Landfill Site for Algae Project

    A multimillion-dollar ethanol plant is planned for a former landfill site, but members of the community can get a sneak peak of the technology in action next week. Garden State Ethanol will demonstrate extracting the fuel from algae at a prototype site located on Washington Avenue at the old Gentilini Ford building. The USDA is scheduled to visit Woodbine next […]
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