Co-author of NRC’s Algal Biofuel Sustainability Report Clarifies

Joel Cuello, a professor in the University of Arizona department of agricultural and biosystems engineering, and co-author of the recently released National Research Council report on algal sustainability…

NAA Challenges NRC Algal Biofuel Sustainability Report

The National Algae Association (NAA) has taken a stance of disagreement with the findings of the National Research Council’s (NRC) recent study that showed that algal biofuels were not yet ready for prime time…

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…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 3

Since the 1980s, French charitable and non-governmental organizations have been building and operating small spirulina algae systems in Africa and Asia using appropriate technology and developing simple and effective growing and processing systems…

Lootah and AlgaOil to Collaborate on Algal Biofuel

Lootah Biofuels, of Dubai, and Singapore-based AlgaOil Ltd. Have announced their entry into a new joint project in which the two companies will merge their expertise to develop algal biofuels…

ABO Applauds NRC Algal Biofuels Report

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) applauded the findings of a new National Research Council (NRC) report on the sustainability of algal fuels that definitively concluded that sustainability concerns are…

European Commission Boosts Algae Biofuel Status

Algae based biofuels will count quadruple towards EU biofuels and GHG emission reduction targets under the new proposal for revising the EU biofuels policy and Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) that…

AIM Interview: Sapphire Energy’s CJ Warner and Tim Zenk

Sapphire Energy’s Green Crude Farm, in Columbus, New Mexico, is the biggest gamble on the table for commercial-scale algae to fuel. With over $300 million in investments and loan guarantees…

Berjaya Group Berhad Acquires 60% of Algaetech

The Board of Directors of Berjaya Corporation Berhad has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Berjaya Group Berhad, acquired a major share of Algaetech International Sdn Bhd…

RMIT Partners with WWCCA for Algal Biofuels

As part of a major biofuel project directed by RMIT’s Professor Andy Ball, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University has signed a multi-million dollar venture capital funded partnership…

NSF Awards WWU Professor $430K for Algal Research

Bellingham, Washington–based Western Washington University Associate Professor of Chemistry Greg O’Neil has been awarded a five-year, $430,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Faculty…

Ireland says Competitive Algal Biofuels within 15 Years

Mark Keenan writes in The Independent that within 15 years, Irish drivers will be filling up their vehicles with biofuel made from Irish grown algae. The projection comes from Julie Maguire, of Daithi O’Mhurchu Marine…

BioProcess Algae’s Phase III Farm Nears Completion

BioProcess Algae, LLC, based in Portsmouth, RI, and currently running a demonstration plant at the Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. ethanol plant in Shenandoah, Iowa, has announced they are in the final…