UM researchers to test multi-strain algae cultivation

UM researchers to test multi-strain algae cultivation

A team of University of Michigan (U-M) researchers has been awarded a $2 million federal grant to identify and test naturally diverse groups of green algae that can be grown together to create a high-yield…

UT, Organic Fuels assigned oil recovery patent

The University of Texas, Austin, and Houston-based Organic Fuels Algae Technologies have been assigned a patent developed by Peter B. Kipp, Frank Seibert, and Rhykka Connelly, for a “non-dispersive…

Lone Star students get algae pond on campus

YourHoustonNews.com reports that Lone Star College-Montgomery, in the Houston suburb of The Woodlands has received a donation of $27,000 to build an open pond on campus to allow students…

ATP3’s Next Workshop

ATP3’s Next Workshop

The Algae Testbed Public-Private Partnership (ATP3) will open its doors to the algae community from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23 for a hands-on interactive algae workshop on Algal Culture Management and Strain Selection on the University of Texas at Austin’s campus…

ISU producing made-to-order algae

ISU producing made-to-order algae

A new algae production facility at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa, makes use of an innovative design containing a novel biofilm-based cultivation system designed by Martin Gross, a graduate assistant in agricultural and biosystems engineering…

FAPC algae project ranks No. 1 for OCAST funding

FAPC algae project ranks No. 1 for OCAST funding

An algae research proposal from Oklahoma State University’s Robert M. Kerr Food & Agricultural Products Center (FAPC) was ranked No. 1 of 28 plant-related research projects, resulting in $100,000…

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…

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