Mining Wastewater

Biosystems and agricultural engineering professor Nurhan Dunford and her team of researchers at Oklahoma State University have spent much of the past five years developing strains of algae that can be turned into biofuels and feedstocks for food or medicines. Currently the researchers are studying strains…

Biofuels at Fermentalg

Scientists at French company Fermentalg are looking to harness the potential of algae as a source for biofuels. “Currently we are focused on oils for human and animal nutrition, but it is clear that as soon as we have a large scale efficient plant there will be possibilities, when the market prices are in line…

NAA to Launch Algae Production Online Certification

The National Algae Association has announced the launch of their Production Certification Program in an online version, to be rolled out in 2013. The course, four weeks in duration, will teach students…

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…

Algae Business: Drillers Begin Reusing “Frack Water”

That was the headline in the Wall Street Journal on Monday, November 19. The article explained how “Companies are racing to find ways to recycle the water used in hydraulic fracturing…

Algae Systems Developing OMEGA Technology in Alabama

Carson City, NV-based Algae Systems LLC is in development of a first commercial application of the OMEGA system technology – or at least a version of it – for treating wastewater and creating biofuel…

Alabama Inventors Patent Algae Extraction Method

Streamline Automation, of Huntsville, Alabama, has been assigned a patent (8,303,818) developed by four co-inventors for a “method and apparatus using an active ionic liquid for algae biofuel…

Algae Biofuel Now Available to Consumers in Bay Area

Propel Fuels, which builds and operates a network of green-built filling stations providing access to American, low carbon fuels, has teamed with Solazyme to provide algae-derived biodiesel to…

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…

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…

European Commission to Set Stricter Biofuels Rules

The European Commission will propose stricter rules for biofuels sustainability, when they meet on October 17, in order to ensure that biofuels used in the EU provide substantial greenhouse gas savings…

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…

Genesis Biofuel Announces Joint Venture

Boulder, Colorado-based Genesis Biofuel, Inc, a designer and builder of carbon sequester and algal biodiesel refineries, has announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding with Abundant Energy Solutions…

Aquaflow Wins Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Nelson, New Zealand–based Kiwi renewable fuels company Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation has been awarded a Red Herring magazine Top 100 Asia Award. The prestigious award honors the year’s most…

Aurora Algae Secures $2 Million LEED Grant

Aurora Algae has announced the successful completion of requirements for a two million dollar (AUD) Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) grant, which has been used to advance the Company’s…

Sustainability Potential Highlights ABS Day Two

Day two of the 2011 Algae Biomass Summit, the official conference of the Algal Biomass Organization (ABO) and the world’s largest algae industry gathering, was highlighted by discussions about algae’s unique ability…

Algae.Tec Planning to Raise $600 Million by 2015

Bloomberg News is reporting that Algae.Tec Ltd., Australian-based producer of algae cultivation systems, is planning to raise as much as $600 million to build up to six algal fuel production factories by 2015…

Evodos Partners with SKion and eCAPITAL

Centrifugal algae harvesting machine manufacturer, Evodos B.V., has struck a partnership with German-based SKion and eCAPITAL, giving Evodos a launching platform to market its products on a global scale…

Algae.Tec and Lufthansa to Build Biofuel Facility

Algae.Tec Limited has announced that they and Lufthansa have signed a Collaboration Agreement for the construction of a large-scale algae to aviation biofuels production facility. The site will be in Europe…

SAT Wins Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year Award

In followup to an earlier story, SEE Algae Technology GmbH, a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, received the Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year 2012…

SAT a Nominee for Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation Award

SEE Algae Technology (SAT), a Vienna, Austria-based developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, has been named to the shortlist of nominees for the Brazilian Bioenergy…

Australia Defines Best Algae Cultivation Locations

Scientists have identified a number of Western Australia (WA) sites capable of producing large quantities of commercial biofuel from microalgae. They say the best sites for big-scale algal biofuel plants include…

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