Algae 101 Part 36

Algae 101 Part 36

Industrial agriculture is highly sensitive to climate variability and weather extremes, such as droughts, floods, temperature spikes, and severe storms. Weather tolerant algae-based crops grown with abundance methods could provide…

Algae Business: It’s Time to Set Uniform Algae Feedstock Standards

Algae Business: It’s Time to Set Uniform Algae Feedstock Standards

As algae oil gears up to industrial scale production, we must develop uniform standards. Producers, refiners, distributors and the public face the same issues as late nineteenth century petroleum oil…

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 3

What is your reality check on the industry—especially any areas you think are misunderstood, or misrepresented? I’ll give two examples. The first deals with the current technical readiness level of algae biofuels, which I think has been …

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

AIM Interview: Ron Pate—Page 2

The most direct support for biofuels development can be expected to come from a combination of DOD, DOE, and USDA, of which the recently announced joint initiative on advanced drop-in biofuels is a prime example. I don’t know…

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

AIM Interview: Sandia and DOE’s Ron Pate

A Principal Member of the Technical Staff of Albuquerque, New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories, serving in the Earth Systems Analysis – Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis division…

Algae 101 Part 35

Algae 101 Part 35

A food supply based on fossil resources imposes five fatal errors on societies; constantly rising prices, freshwater scarcity, soil erosion and degradation, severe environmental insults and eventually crop failure. A food supply not dependent on fossil…

Algae Studied for Increased Lithium Battery Storage

From Stephen Cass in the MIT Technology Review, a report that researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Clemson University have found that a polymer alginate made from brown algae…

AIM Interview: LANL’s Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons

AIM Interview: LANL’s Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons

Dr. Babetta Marrone and Dr. Jim Coons are in charge of developing the Ultrasonic Algae Biofuel Harvester, as their part of Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)’s part of the 3-year NAABB project. Their work in…