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…

Pressure Cooking Algae

Pressure Cooking Algae

Faculty and students of the University of Michigan Chemical Engineering department are heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker in an effort to speed up development of affordable biofuels. “This research could play a major role in the nation’s…

UW Professor Wins $750K to Develop Algal Butanol

UW Professor Wins $750K to Develop Algal Butanol

Jennifer Reed, a University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering, has received a five-year, $750,000 “Early-career” award from the U.S. Department of Energy…

UT Awards Professor to Model Algae Fuel

Venkat Raman, a University of Texas at Austin associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has won a Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award to develop…

SFCC to Offer OSHA Biofuels Training

Santa Fe Community College will be offering an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) two-day course providing basic information regarding hazards, regulations, health and safety training…

Algae Biotech Company Wins UW Entrepreneur Competition

Mark Wilcox reports in the Wyoming Business Report that a doctoral candidate at the University of Wyoming led his team to first place in the John P. Ellbogen $30K Entrepreneurship Competition at the University of…

SFCC to Lead New Mexico Centers of Excellence in Biofuels

Santa Fe Community College has been named to lead statewide Centers of Excellence in Biofuels and Green Building/Energy Efficiency under a New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions State Energy…

UNM Students Testing Algae in Space

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has put a program together to allow student experiments to be incorporated into test flights from the International Spaceport, now called Spaceport America…

NMSU Advances their Algae Test Bed Research

NMSU Advances their Algae Test Bed Research

Since early October, New Mexico State University’s Institute for Energy & the Environment (IEE) researchers have been transitioning from algae operations in the IEE water and energy lab…

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…

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