MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Raceway package

MicroBio Engineering’s Algae Raceway package

MicroBio Engineering, Inc., of San Luis Obispo, California, has introduced a full suite of open pond microalgae growth systems designed for quick deployment of research- and pilot-scale…

Turning bad algae into good algae

Turning bad algae into good algae

William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. The biofuel collaboration involves a number of researchers from William…

NASA Mars technology studying algae on home planet

NASA Mars technology studying algae on home planet

Engineers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland are using NASA Glenn remote sensing technology, previously developed for Mars exploration, to learn more about the Lake Erie algal bloom…

New Zealand scientists developing high-value algae technology

New Zealand scientists developing high-value algae technology

New Zealand’s biotech sector has received a boost with the launch of a highly sophisticated, multi-vessel photobioreactor, designed and built by scientists at Cawthron Institute…

Ion-selective Electrode (ISE) and Optical Infrared Sensors Compared

Ion-selective Electrode (ISE) and Optical Infrared Sensors Compared

Reliable carbon dioxide measurement and control are important in algae and bio-fuel production. When comparing CO2 measurement devices, vendors offer both ion-selective electrode (ISE) probe sensors…

Does Biostimulation Accelerate Algae Growth?

Does Biostimulation Accelerate Algae Growth?

Algae and bacteria are the fastest growing organisms on our planet. A single algae cell can produce over one million daughter cells in one day. Is this fast enough? All algae producers are limited by sustainable…

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones for scalability

Proterro reaches sugar-making milestones for scalability

“Proterro has reached its Q1 sugar-production pilot milestones,” CEO Kef Kasdin reported at the recent Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, in Washington, D.C. “In four months of…

Algae Lab Systems’ Central Oversight for large-scale algae farms

Algae Lab Systems’ Central Oversight for large-scale algae farms

As the number of photobioreactors in an algae growing operation increases, there is a need for both autonomous control and monitoring of individual PBRs, as well as centralized oversight and control from…

OriginOil partners to test algae feed for shellfish

OriginOil partners to test algae feed for shellfish

OriginOil Inc. has recently agreed to a collaborative exchange of equipment and information with the Catalina Sea Ranch, the first offshore shellfish ranch in U.S. Federal waters…

Cultivating algae in cool climates, like Finland

Cultivating algae in cool climates, like Finland

The cultivation of algae for biofuels and other products is challenging in cool climates where there is little daylight in winter. But the findings of the ALGIDA project indicate that establishing profitable algae cultivation…

USPTO Issues Notice of Allowance to Proterro for photobioreactor protector

USPTO Issues Notice of Allowance to Proterro for photobioreactor protector

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a notice of allowance to Proterro, Inc., for a device patent that protects the company’s…

“Red Tide” algae treating sewage in Hong Kong

“Red Tide” algae treating sewage in Hong Kong

Cheung Chi-fai writes in the South China Morning Post that a top research team from the Open University in Hong Kong has been encouraged by the government to test an emerging technology…

Heliae, Schott and ASU partner on next-gen algae technology

Heliae, Schott and ASU partner on next-gen algae technology

Heliae, SCHOTT North America and Arizona State University (ASU) have announced a partnership to bring Heliae’s algae production technology to ASU’s algae testbed facility. Through the partnership…

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

Coalgae introduced in South Africa

South Africa’s Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) is about to host the first public showcase of their Coalgae™ technology, an outgrowth of the Microalgae-to-Energy Project begun in 2009 to promote late generation biofuels in support…

GeneArt® Cryopreservation Kit for Algae

GeneArt® Cryopreservation Kit for Algae

The GeneArt® Cryopreservation Kit for Algae can be used to preserve algal strains and clones for storage at -80°C for years, eliminating liquid nitrogen storage and continuous cultures as a way to maintain your clones…

CEC issues final report on OMEGA System

CEC issues final report on OMEGA System

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has just issued their “final” report on the Offshore Membrane Enclosures for Growing Algae (OMEGA) approach to algae cultivation and wastewater remediation…

OriginOil’s Algae Screen verified by St. Cloud U.

OriginOil’s Algae Screen verified by St. Cloud U.

OriginOil Inc. has announced that academic testing at St. Cloud State University has verified its new Algae Screen™ growth optimizer effectively controls bacteria and microscopic predators in commercial…

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

Algae tested for use in roofing tiles

According to www.materia.nl, tests recently completed by Algaecom and Icopal, in Groningen (Netherlands), have demonstrated that algae can be grown in the waste-stream of a bitumen factory, and that these algae can then be used in the…

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

OriginOil Launches EWS Model 12 Algae Harvester

OriginOil, Inc. has announced that it has tripled the capacity of its entry-level algae harvester from four to twelve liters per minute at no additional cost, with improved energy efficiency…

SCHOTT oval tubes for photobioreactors

SCHOTT oval tubes for photobioreactors

The international technology group SCHOTT has introduced an oval glass tube designed to help microorganisms grow more quickly. According to SCHOTT specialist Dr. Nikolaos Katsikis…

AlgEternal VGM™ OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

AlgEternal VGM™ OptiMax photobioreactor matrix

The AlgEternal patent pending VGM™ OptiMax system produces high volume, high-density algal culture in a small area footprint. Each system has vertical tubes, supplied by Georg Fischer Piping…

Rough Brothers’ Above Grade Algae Lagoon

Rough Brothers’ Above Grade Algae Lagoon

The Commercial Greenhouse Division at Rough Brothers Inc. (RBI) has integrated an above ground lagoon into their Algae Greenhouse design. The above ground design was created as…

New automation sensors from Algae Lab Systems

New automation sensors from Algae Lab Systems

Controlling the water level in photobioreactors is one of the core tasks for a PBR automation system. Algae Lab Systems has added two water level related sensors to its product list supporting…

Algae-specific greenhouses from Nexus

Algae-specific greenhouses from Nexus

Nexus Greenhouse Systems has introduced a line of greenhouses designed around the needs of the algae industry, focused on being cost and energy-efficient. Taking aspects of the biotechnology field…

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