New algal diesel process > 60% lower emissions

A new analysis from Argonne National Laboratory, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), shows the potential of an algae fractionation process to produce renewable diesel fuel with 63% – 68% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than conventional diesel. The peer-reviewed…

Chicago water consortia engages algae research

Ally Marotti writes in the Chicago Tribune that a new public-private partnership led by World Business Chicago, called Current, is uniting Chicago’s entrepreneurs, researchers and utility companies to solve water problems by bringing water research out of labs and putting it into the hands of companies and utilities…

Algal Protein Boosts Electrochemical Water Splitting

Researchers at Empa’s Laboratory for High Performance Ceramics (LHPC) in Switzerland have been investigating nanoparticles of metal oxides, such as titanium dioxide (TiO2), for the neutralization…

Researching Algae to Clean Up Nuclear Waste

Researchers from Northwestern University and Argonne National Laboratory have shown quantitatively how Closterium moniliferum, one of the bright green algae often seen in ponds, sequesters strontium…

Argonne Creating LCA Tools for Algal Biofuels

Martin Bergstedt reports in ChEnected that, at the spring meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Argonne National Laboratory provided announced their efforts to create the evaluation…