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…

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…

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…

WMU Team Extracting Bioalcohols from Algae

Ursula Zerilli reports in the Kalamazoo Gazette that Western Michigan University’s Bronco Biodiesel, a team created by WMU chemistry faculty members John Miller and Steve Bertman, is extracting bioalcohols…

MSU Researchers Develop E-photobioreactor

MSU Researchers Develop E-photobioreactor

Plant scientists at Michigan State have become assembly line workers for the production of what they call ePBR’s—laboratory-based algae photobioreactors that mimic the outdoor environment…

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

ISU Researchers Pair Genes to Up Photosynthetic Carbon Conversion

Researchers at Iowa State University, in Ames, IA, are exploring the effects of controlling the expression of two algal genes that regulate the uptake of CO2 for photosynthesis. In the experiments performed…

Researching Algae to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Researching Algae to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have shown quantitatively how Closterium moniliferum, one of the bright green algae often seen in ponds, sequesters strontium…

MSU Using Baking Soda for Algae

Montana State University researchers there have found a way to get four times as much biofuel from a given amount of algae by adding baking soda, a concentrated source of carbon dioxide…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Jerry Brand

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Jerry Brand

Dr. Jerry Brand, a PhD biologist and photosynthesis researcher, began his association with the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae in 1987, when he performed an extensive survey of the capacity for hydrogen gas production in UTEX strains…

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Danny Kainer

A.I.M. Interview: Dr. Danny Kainer

Training a workforce for the algae production industry is going to be a Catch 22 type of situation. It will take a large community of workers with highly developed skills to build the quantity of algal product to fill the eventual pipelines….

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