Algal carbon capture pilot in Taiwan

Tang Chia-ling and Jake Chung write in the Taipei Times that an inter-university research team in Taiwan has developed a microalgae-based carbon capture technology and established the nation’s largest pilot microalgae farm at a university in the city of Tainan, in hopes of helping the nation conserve energy…

Utilization key to carbon capture with algae

Using microalgae to capture CO2 is a complex process, especially in flue gas environments, reports an editorial by IEA Clean Coal Centre in worldcoal.com. There are many factors to consider, such as CO2 concentration, presence of pollutants in the flue gas, the initial inoculation density, culture temperature…

Tata’s carbon capture project succeeding

Scientific representatives from the EnAlgae consortium are announcing preliminary results this week from a key algal carbon capture project in the works at Britain’s largest steel production factory. EnAlgae, a four-year Strategic Initiative bringing together 19 partners and 14 observers across seven EU Member…

ABO expands carbon utilization campaign

The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO), has unveiled a new website – recyclecarbon.org – as part of its ongoing campaign to persuade the EPA to explicitly recognize Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant… [Read the full story]

Capturing Carbon in Calgary

A team of six University of Calgary researchers has been awarded funding for their project, Cost Effective Biotechnology for Carbon Capture and Re-Use, based on the concept of using algal biotechnology to capture and reuse…

Algae Business: Algae Oil in China

Recently, Australia’s largest ethanol producer, Manildra, diversified its biofuel portfolio by entering into algae production. In cooperation with Atlanta-based Algae Tec, Manildra will build a demonstration facility near Manildra’s ethanol production plant in…

Exxon’s SVP Swiger Says Lower Carbon with Algae

In a keynote speech at this week’s Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference, Andy Swiger, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corporation…