Cornell Researchers Explore Algae-based Animal Feed

Cornell University animal science professor Xingen Lei’s lab is testing marine algae as a new protein-rich source of feed to supplement and replace some of the corn and soybean meal mix traditionally given…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 4

The Future of Algae, Pt. 4

How will algae production be designed into future landscapes, buildings and communities? What will they look like and how will they work? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, architects, designers, visionaries…

New Harvesting Technique Developed at Sheffield

Sam Shead writes in The Engineer.co that the development of a harvesting technique from researchers at Sheffield University builds on previous research in which microbubbles were used to make algae blooms…

B.A.L. Development Converts Seaweed to Renewable Fuels

A team of scientists from Bio Architecture Lab (B.A.L.), has developed technology that helps to further enable the wide-scale use of macroalgae as a feedstock for advanced biofuels and renewable chemical…

Algae 101: Part 37

Algae 101: Part 37

NASA and DARPA sponsored the 100-year Starship Symposium in Orlando to develop a viable and sustainable model for persistent, long-term, private-sector investment into the myriad disciplines needed to make long-distance space travel…

Eldorado Biofuels Using Produced Water to Grow Algae

In New Mexico Business Weekly, Kevin Robinson-Avila reports that Eldorado Biofuels LLC has constructed four raceway ponds at a one-acre site in Jal, in Lea County, New Mexico, where it grows algae with…

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock

Algae: The Cornerstone Feedstock

If only there were enough algae to meet the demand. Algae is highly productive, soaks up toxins and CO2, and can be grown without impacting food or fresh water supplies. And it exactly replaces petroleum…

German Scientists Propose New Catalyst for Algal Biodiesel

MaterialsViews.com reports that Johannes A. Lercher and his team at the Technische Universität München have introduced a new catalytic process that allows the effective conversion of biopetroleum from…

DOE Researchers Claim “Genetic Breakthrough” for Cheaper Biofuels

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have announced what they consider a major breakthrough in engineering systems of RNA molecules through…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 3

The Future of Algae, Pt. 3

What are the best designs, engineering and systems to work effectively and economically on a community scale or distributed model? Algae Competition invited algae enthusiasts, engineers, systems designers, builders, students and teams to develop working…

Algal Protein Boosts Electrochemical Water Splitting

Researchers at Empa’s Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics (LHPC) in Switzerland have been investigating nanoparticles of metal oxides, such as titanium dioxide (TiO2), for the neutralization…