Texas AgriLife Feeding Algae to Steers

Texas AgriLife Feeding Algae to Steers

A Texas AgriLife Research scientist, Dr. Tryon Wickersham, and graduate student, Merritt Drewery, have been conducting feeding trials of algae leftover products (after oil extraction, in powdered form)…

Cylindrotheca Diatoms Researched as EPA Source

Cylindrotheca Diatoms Researched as EPA Source

A recently published paper on diatoms, based on work by M. Thomas Kiran, Chief Technology Office of Kadambari Consultants Pvt Ltd, considers the potential for Cylindrotheca as a potential source for…

NAABB Chooses Harvesting and Extraction Technologies

The National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts (NAABB) has selected three harvesting and one extraction technology for Phase II scale up development. The three harvesting technologies include an…

OriginOil Files Patents for Processing Oil/Gas Field Wastewater

OriginOil, Inc. has filed two patents with the United States Patent & Trademark Office describing its unique technology for processing solids in solution. The technology is expected to find immediate application…

Algae 101: Part 43

Algae 101: Part 43

Empty calories, while ubiquitous today, are so yesterday. Who would choose to eat foods with empty calories when they could discover foods with 100 to 300% more nutrients per bite? Algae-based foods can provide “nutralence” – high nutrient density…

Potential Malarial Vaccine from Algae

Potential Malarial Vaccine from Algae

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in engineering algae to produce potential candidates for a vaccine that would prevent transmission of the parasite that causes malaria, an achievement that could pave the way for…

UK Report Gives Guidance for Developing Algal Industry

UK Report Gives Guidance for Developing Algal Industry

A new “Strategy Research Agenda” report from the UK-based Algal Bioenergy Special Interest Group (AB-SIG) highlights the benefits of cultivating and using both macro and microalgae in a wide range…

Phenometrics Now Shipping ePBRs

East Lansing, MI-based Phenometrics Inc. has announced shipment and installation of it’s first line of products, Environmental Photo Bioreactors (ePBR) matrix systems, for algae biofuel research at six…

The Politics of Algae, continued…

Two articles out this week deftly explore the dilemma the algae, and for that matter the entire biofuels, industry finds itself – in the wake of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) recently passing the 2013…

Algae Business: Low-Cost Algae Production—Is It Finally With Us?

Algae Business: Low-Cost Algae Production—Is It Finally With Us?

We believe that algae is the most promising next-generation biomass feedstock. But historically, using conventional production systems has prevented cost-effective cultivation. Issues include high…

The Future of Algae, Pt. 6

The Future of Algae, Pt. 6

Imagine living in cities where buildings are covered with green photosynthetic membranes and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines, producing for millions of people…

AIM Interview: DAO Energy’s David Dubyne

AIM Interview: DAO Energy’s David Dubyne

In 2008 David DuByne helped start and run an algae biodiesel company, Dao Energy, LLC, in Chengdu city of Sichuan Province, in western China. Their concept was to use low cost labor…