PlanktOMICS spins out of University of Wyoming

PlanktOMICS spins out of University of Wyoming

PlanktOMICS Algae Bioservices has finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming (UW) in a deal that will allow the company to further its goal to be an innovative leader in providing…

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

Researchers examining fertilizers for algae biofuels

One of the major roadblocks to mass-producing algae for biofuels, observes researchers at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, is the need for fertilizer…

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Blue-green algae being engineered for nanocellulose

Genes from the family of bacteria that produce vinegar and Kombucha tea are being engineered by University of Texas at Austin scientists into blue-green algae to produce the “wonder material” nanocellulose…

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

UT scientists design synthetic trees to secrete algal biofuel

Dr. Halil Berberoglu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is leading a research effort to produce renewable biofuel using solar energy…

NSF project brings algal specimens to Alabama

NSF project brings algal specimens to Alabama

Algal samples from around the world are arriving at the request of Dr. Juan Lopez-Bautista, an associate professor of biological sciences at The University of Alabama…

MSU, PHYCO2 collaborate on algae demonstration project

Santa Maria, CA-based PHYCO2, an emerging algae growth and carbon dioxide sequestration company, and Michigan State University (MSU), have announced a partnership designed to generate sustainable…

Feedstock to Tailpipe

Feedstock to Tailpipe

Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Griffin Roberts, at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been working on alternative energy production of algal biofuels through KU’s Feedstock to Tailpipe© initiative…

MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

MSU researchers boost oil in leaves with genes from algae

Michigan State University researchers have successfully employed an algal gene involved in oil production to engineer a plant that stores lipids in its leaves, a development they feel could enhance…

KU Launches Multidisciplinary Effort for Algal Biofuels

A major effort to develop algal biofuels is under way at the University of Kansas as part of its multidisciplinary Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative, overseen and supported by KU’s Transportation Research Institute…

ISU Building Pilot-scale Algal Production Facility

ISU Building Pilot-scale Algal Production Facility

An algal production facility located at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) at Iowa State University will be operational this month, with a production capacity of 50-100 dried kilograms of algae biomass per year…

U. of M. Develops One-Minute Oil Change

U. of M. Develops One-Minute Oil Change

University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated that they can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform 65 percent of the biomass into biocrude…

GF PBR Collaboration

GF PBR Collaboration

Georg Fischer Piping Systems tells the story of their international collaboration to optimize cultivation of microalgae in photobioreactors, and the build out for one of the largest PBR-based pilot plants in the U.S…

Fluid Imaging CEO Awards Student Scholarship

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s Biotechnology student Timothy Hall was presented with a scholarship from Kent Peterson, president and CEO of Fluid Imaging Technologies (FIT), who flew in from FIT…

Texas A&M Scientists Funded to Speed up B. brauni

Texas A&M Scientists Funded to Speed up B. brauni

A team of researchers at Texas A&M has received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to help speed up the process getting fuel-grade oil out of algae from the oil-rich alga, Botryococcus braunii…

Ohio Project Receives $4 Million for Algae Research

Jon Strunk reports that over the last two months, University of Toledo (UT) researchers have won $4 million in nationally competitive awards from the federal government to explore ways society can benefit…

University Ecologists Urge GE Algae Scrutiny

University Ecologists Urge GE Algae Scrutiny

Writing in the August 2012 issue of the journal BioScience, university professors from Ohio State U. and U. of Kansas suggest that, as algae are high on the genetic…

Algae Research at MSU

Algae Research at MSU

A brief look at the research into algal biofuels and other applications at Montana State University, in Boseman, Montana. MSU students and faculty are working with a number of federal agencies and private industry to develop…

UAM Scientists Receive NSF Grant for Algae Study

Dr. Karen Fawley, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Marvin Fawley, associate professor and assistant dean for science and research at University of Arkansas at Monticello’s School of Mathematical and Natural…

SCSU Teams with Algaedyne to Study Algae

A research project between Minnesota’s St. Cloud State University and southeastern Minnesota-based Algaedyne is making algae cultivation a key part of the university’s goal to create partnerships with…

UT Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels

UT Studies Energy Benefits of Algae Fuels

A recent study at the University of Texas at Austin demonstrates that it is theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels. However, limited by…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

West African Spirulina

West African Spirulina

A West African village learns how to increase the health and welfare of their community with the help of algae missionaries…

UD Building $850K Outdoor Algae Lab

Dave Larsen reports from the Dayton (OH) Daily News that the University of Dayton Research Institute will start construction July 9 on a new $850,000 outdoor algae lab at its River Campus building to develop…

SFCC Offering Training Courses in Biofuels

As part of a U.S. Department of Labor Grant, Santa Fe Community College Center is offering five courses in biofuels energy including OSHA 10 General for biofuels, algae production, biodiesel production…

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