EPA: Think CCU for CO2

EPA: Think CCU for CO2

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) released the following statement calling on the EPA to include Carbon Capture and Utilization strategies in rules proposed June 2, 2014, that would limit greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s power plants…

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in crops

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population, new research has taken a step toward employing genes from blue-green algae to improve staple crop photosynthesis — a potential…

Algal Research at ODU

Algal Research at ODU

A team of researchers from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, will soon pit their algae processing technology against engineers and scientists from across the U.S. in the P3…

WERF awards UMass professor for algae research

WERF awards UMass professor for algae research

The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) has announced that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award…

Algae CO2 Capture

Algae CO2 Capture

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research is developing green technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, using algae…

Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Study finds algal cells create fat more quickly than thought

Dr. Bala Rathinasabapathi, a professor in the University of Florida’s horticultural sciences department, and graduate research assistant Elton Goncalves, have been researching how nitrogen starvation…

Lake Erie Algae

Lake Erie Algae

Funded by a $30,000 Rochester Institute of Technology grant, David Blersch, a University at Buffalo environmental engineer, and his students built a system that pumps water from Lake Erie ashore down two…

U of Delaware’s pollution-fighting algae

U of Delaware’s pollution-fighting algae

New research at the University of Delaware has identified a hardy algae species showing promise in both reducing power plant pollution and making biofuel. The microscopic algae…

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Algae fertilizer in development by ODU and NP

Nutrients PLUS (NP), a company headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Old Dominion University (ODU), in Norfolk, Virginia, have applied for a patent on recent discoveries they’ve made related to the use…

Johns Hopkins algae students test wastewater capabilities

A Johns Hopkins University student team is working with a starter grant of $15,000 from the EPA to see if algae can consume nutrients from wastewater and produce clean bio-fuels…

UGA Researchers Find Algal Key to Deadly Pathogens

UGA Researchers Find Algal Key to Deadly Pathogens

Long ago, when life on Earth was in its infancy, a group of small single-celled algae propelled themselves through the vast prehistoric ocean by beating whip like tails called flagella…

$900K Grant to Cornell for New Bioreactors

A Cornell research team has received a $910,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to build a new type of bioreactor that efficiently delivers light and collects fuel produced by algae inside the reactor…

Old Dominion

Old Dominion

The Science Channel shows how Dr. Patrick Hatcher, Professor of Chemistry, and his researchers at Old Dominion College in Norfolk, Virginia, make biodiesel in their lab from dry algae…

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix Developing Algal-based Plastics

Algix, LLC is a bioplastics company developing novel thermoplastic formulations and resins using feedstocks from renewable sources. The Algix Bio-resins derive up to 70% of their feedstock from aquatic biomass obtained from nitrogen and…

U. of D. Explores H. akashiwo Algae for Treating Smokestack Emissions

U. of D. Explores H. akashiwo Algae for Treating Smokestack Emissions

University of Delaware researchers are studying whether the algal species Heterosigma akashiwo can neutralize harmful smokestack emissions – and also serve as a source of eco-friendly biofuel…

Clemson Algae Extraction

Clemson Algae Extraction

A look at Chlorella algae being grown heterotrophically at Clemson University, using glycerol as a carbon source, and a demonstration of their extraction process…

Cornell Researchers Explore Algae-based Animal Feed

Cornell University animal science professor Xingen Lei’s lab is testing marine algae as a new protein-rich source of feed to supplement and replace some of the corn and soybean meal mix traditionally given…

UGA and U. of Puerto Rico Create Algae Biofuels Center

UGA and U. of Puerto Rico Create Algae Biofuels Center

Taking advantage of a marine location and tropical climate that are ideal for growing algae, researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Puerto Rico are creating…

U.Va. Study Finds Complexity in Algae Deployment

U.Va. Study Finds Complexity in Algae Deployment

A new research study at the University of Virginia shows that, while algae-based transportation fuels produce high energy output with minimal land use, their production could come…

Lousiana Extends Biofuels Research

The LSU AgCenter has received a five-year extension from the Louisiana Board of Regents to continue with the establishment of the Louisiana Institute for Biofuels and Bioprocessing…

Syracuse U. Researchers Accelerate Algae Growth

Syracuse University researchers, Sureshkumar and Wani, have discovered a method to make algae grow faster by manipulating light particles through the use of nanobiotechnology…

NSF Grant to NC State U. for Algae Biofuel from Dunaliella

Dr. William L. Roberts, a professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering at North Carolina State University, and his colleagues, four biologists and three engineers, are working…

U. of Florida

U. of Florida

In a race against time, marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys…

Oil Spill Growth Leads to Algae Rush

In a race against time, marine researchers are hurrying to collect underwater marine algae samples in the Florida Keys while an ever-growing Gulf oil spill steadily migrates toward Florida…

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